Fran Rossi Szpylczyn is a writer, retreat leader, and public speaker with a focus on how spirituality intersects with daily life. By day she is the Pastoral Associate for Administration at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville, NY. Fran worships at St. Edward the Confessor in Clifton Park, NY, where she is involved in liturgical ministry and catechesis. In May of 2013, she received her MA in Pastoral Studies from St. Bernard’s School of Theology.  Her work has been published in The Evangelist (, the newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany (, in the Albany Times Union ( and in the National Catholic Reporter ( She is also an on-going contributor to the Give Us This Day. She lives in Clifton Park, NY with her husband, Mark, and step-daughter, Erica.  You can explore her work at her personal blog, There Will Be Bread ( Follow Fran on: Twitter @FranSzpylczyn and  Facebook:

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