Fr. Ignatius M. Manfredonia entered the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in 1999 at the Marian Friary of Our Lady, Spouse of the Holy Spirit in Maine, NY. He went on to study theology in Italy and was ordained a priest in Frigento, Italy on April 2, 2005. After ordination, he continued studies and obtained a licentiate in Moral Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. As a friar, he has served as a member of the General Council, novice master, and father guardian at various friaries. He is currently assigned to the Marian Friary of Our Lady Coredemptrix in Bloomington, IN.