I began my search for a relationship with God early in life. Right out of high school, I joined the Jesuits, a Catholic teaching order, at St. Andrew-on-the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY. Today, that is the site of the Culinary Institute of America, a world-renowned cooking school. Had my timing been better, I could have been a great chef. But God had other plans for me—neither in the Jesuit Order or the CIA.Years later, my wife and I made an encounter retreat weekend. It was the occasion of a God-experience for me. This life-transforming experience uniquely prepared me for the search to grow my relationship with God. Having deeply experienced that Love was at the heart of reality and that Love was God, I knew that spirituality was to be found within me—outside the box of my rational mind. 

Frank A. Squitteri