Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of 20 Christian books for children and adults, including The Donkey that No One Could Ride, Little Star, and his new book, Our Lady's Wardrobe. He has received many prestigious awards worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.
Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and was ordained a priest on 7 May 1970 for the Archdiocese of New Orleans where he served in various parishes. He has a master’s degree in theology from the Catholic University of America, a licentiate in sacred theology with a specialization in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton and a doctorate which he earned summa cum laude in the same field from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (the Seraphicum) in Rome. His doctoral study, Totus Tuus: John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment, had gone into four printings and a second edition is now in print with the title Totus Tuus: Pope Saint John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment. Monsignor Calkins was named a corresponding member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy in 1985 and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Roman Theological Academy in 1995. He served as an official of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” from 1991 to 2010. He was named a Monsignor at the level of Chaplain of His Holiness in 1997 and was promoted to be a Prelate of Honor in 2010. In recent years he has been involved in the publication of some English translations of the works of the Venerable Concepción (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida (1862-1937). He retired from active priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2017.
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