Father Stephen Valenta, O.F.M. Conv.

Father Stephen Valenta, O.F.M. Conv., a Conventual Franciscan, has spent over 45 years in pastoral care giving counsel and direction to thousands. He has been in both radio and television ministry, served as a University chaplain, and founded Mount St. Francis Hermitage in Maine, New York where he practiced what he preached for 17 years. He also served as the English speaking confessor for pilgrims at the Vatican for a while as well as being assigned to Assisi in Italy. He now operates out of Rensselaer, New York where he heads up his special ministry of Hearts to heart Center preaching to countless people throughout the world with the primary purpose of bringing unity and love to all by using and praying with the heart. He has numerous audio and video tapes on the market on these subjects and for more information on these or to schedule him to talk you may contact him in up-state New York at his center by writing Hearts to heart Center, P.O. Box 212, Rensselaer, NY, 12144-1723. When he is in you can reach him at (518) 434-1723 or fax him at 518-434-1731.