Br. Daniel Maria Klimek, T.O.R., is a Franciscan friar, writer, and scholar. He earned his Ph.D. in spirituality with distinction from the Catholic University of America, and received his Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School, concentrating on the history of Christianity. Br. Daniel Maria is a recognized authority on the Marian apparitions of Medjugorje, the subject of his dissertation. He is also a member of the theological commission of the International Marian Association.
Br. Daniel Maria’s writings have appeared in Aleteia, Patheos, HuffingtonPost, ChurchPop, MysticPost, Shalom Tidings magazine, MinistryValues, MedjugorjeToday, Spirit of Medjugorje, and Medjugorje.org. He has been featured discussing Medjugorje on Radio Maria (USA), MaryTV, the documentary film Queen of Peace, the National Medjugorje Conference at the University of Notre Dame, and has presented academic papers on the topic at the University of Texas at Austin and at Yale Divinity School. He has also been featured on Radio Veritas discussing Catholic spirituality and Marian devotion.
Br. Daniel Maria’s writings have been translated into Italian, Croatian, Polish, German, Spanish, Korean, and Indonesian. His scholarly articles have been published in Franciscan Connections: The Cord – A Spiritual Review, Glossolalia, and the Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Br. Daniel Maria is a simply professed friar with the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.