Fr. Stephen Valenta OFM Conv.
As a Conventual Franciscan Friar and priest for more than 57 years, Father Stephen Valenta has helped countless
people through spiritual direction and pastoral counseling.
Fr. Stephen offers a number of audio/video/books and has hosted parish retreats worldwide. He welcomes
your comments and questions.
Today, Father Stephen runs the "Hearts to heart Ministries" through which he conducts workshops on praying with
the heart and the development of one's will. He conducts parish missions, gives retreats and provides for days of
Father Stephen has produced over 500 video and audio programs for worldwide distribution. His
newest books entitled, "The Journey From the Head to the Heart and Beyond and "SearchingThrough the Teachings of Jesus" are for sale on this site. Thousands of copies have been printed and are available in multiple languages.
Ordained in 1951 in Albany, NY, Father Stephen's first assignment was in a mid-city parish in Binghamton, NY,
where his primary work was developing the character of young people of the parish. In 1955, he found the
Catholic Information Center in that city and put all of his efforts into convert instructions and public relations for
the Catholic Church. During this time Father Stephen entered into the field of communications to spread the Faith through radio and
television; he also entered into the ecumenical ministry and established a dialogue group of Catholic priests and
In 1966, Father Stephen became the chaplain at the State University of New York at Binghamton, working
diligently to foster the Faith of the Catholic students.
In 1973, he was granted a sabbatical where he spent a year in Assisi, Italy, studying the prayer life of St. Francis.
After the year was up, he returned to establish Mount St. Francis Hermitage in Maine, NY, having received
permission from his major superior to imitate more realistically the life of his founder. At this facility, Father
Stephen was able to nourish the Faith of thousands of people who came to the hermitage from the entire east coast
of the United States and Canada.
After more than seventeen years living a very rugged and deeply spiritual life, he entered into a preaching ministry
traveling through the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, sharing with hundreds of thousands what he had
learned at the hermitage where he had spent his time listening to and carrying out the prompts and nudges of the
Father Valenta has earned a Masters in psychology.
For years he has, and continues to give retreats to Mother Teresa's Sisters throughout the world.
Father Stephen has crossed the oceans a hundred times leading pilgrimages to many holy shrines around the world.
Books and Videos on Padre Pio
CATHOLIC BIBLES - Family Bibles, Spanish Bibles, Church, School and Study Bible Edidions
Bishop Fulton Sheen - Audio Tapes, Videos and Books
THE DOUAY-RHEIMS BIBLE - Now in Larger Print!
Why Should You Read Only the Douay-Rheims Translation of the Bible?
Text of The Third Secret of Fatima - Complete Report
New DVDs on Padre Pio and Sr. faustina
New Video on
Canonization of Padre Pio
HLI Pro-Life Material - Pro-life Books, Audio Tapes, CDs, DVDs and Videos
Home Page / Statues / Crucifixes / Catholic Resources / Catholic DVD Videos / Catholic Books / Catholic Audio Tapes / Christian Music / Catholic News / Angels / Anti-Semitism / Animated 1 / Animated 2 / Animated - The New Testament / Animated - The Old Testament / Apparitions of Blessed Virgin Mary - Ave Maria / Apologetics / Art Gallery / Audio Tapes / The Beatification of Padre Pio / Hilaire Belloc / Bible / Bibles / Books on Bible / Bishop Fulton Sheen / Books / Books on Divine Mercy / A Catholic Theme Park / Children and Youth - Animated / Church Documents / Church History / Creation vs Evolution / The Creature from Jekyll Island / Devil - Satan / Catholic Family Resources / Divine Mercy / Diary of Sister Faustina / Dr. Bernard Nathanson / Errors - Problems of Modern Times / Eucharist and the Mass / Family and Marriage / Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria - American Padre Pio / Freemasonry / Garabandal / Gifts / Gods of the New Age / Global Tyranny / Health / Hell, Heaven and Purgatory / Home Schooling / John Paul II Collection / Joan of Arc / Journeys of the Soul / Latest Message / Marianland / Marian / Marian Videos / Mariology / Charismatic / Marx and Satan / Medjugorje Miracles and the Message / Miracles in Catholic Church / Money System / Mother Teresa / Music / MP3 - Free Music Downloads / Yoga / One World Government / St. Padre Pio (Videos) / Padre Pio (Books) / Pious Publications / The Priesthood / Pro-Life Videos and DVD / Pro-Life Books / Prophecy / Prophecy of The Third Secret of Fatima / Rafael's Art Gallery / Prof. Libor Brom / Religious Education-Adult / Religious Education-Grade School / Religious Education - High School / Rock/Pop Music, MTV, Hollywood and Satan / ROSARY / Saints Part 1 / Saints Part 2 / Saints Part 3 / St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland / Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Bishop Sheen - Audio CDs and DVDs / Shocking Videos / Spanish Videos / Spiritual Life / Sr. Faustina / Stigmata and Stigmatist / Theology / True Church and Bible / The UN's Crusade Against God and Family / Vatican II / Videos - Main Section / J. Paddy Nolan / Wayne Weible / Latest news / Sin and Repentance / Fr. Faber / Marian Videos as Seen on EWTN - Catholic TV Network of Mother Teresa / Text of The Third Secret of Fatima / Catholic Books and Audio Tapes
THE DOUAY-RHEIMS BIBLE
The Douay-Rheims Bible - Hardbound
The best, most accurate, safest English translation that you can use.
A careful word-for-word translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible
(the official Bible of the Church) - plus of the original New Testament Greek.
Douay Rheims Bible Product Details