Br. Daniel Maria Klimek, T.O.R., is a Franciscan friar and an Assistant Professor in the theology department at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a member of the theological commission of the International Marian Association, and has taught as a Lecturer in the School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure University. He received his Ph.D. in spirituality with distinction from the Catholic University of America, and a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School. Br. Daniel Maria is a recognized authority on Marian apparitions of Medjugorje, the subject of his dissertation. His book, Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in April 2018.
Br. Daniel Maria’s writings have appeared in Aleteia, Huffington Post, Patheos, 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.