As devotee of Padre Pio and St. Francis of Assisi, Frank Rega has been a Third Order (Secular) Franciscan for over 25 years. His first book, Padre Pio and America, was published by TAN Books, as well as his second book, St. Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims. He has also published books about the Catholic President of Ecuador, Garcia Moreno, and many articles for Catholic periodicals. He was founder of a large online Padre Pio prayer and discussion group. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. His web site is www.frankrega.com. A Henry Rutgers Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa at Rutgers University, Mr. Rega also studied at Yale University's Institute of Human Relations on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Until his retirement he was last employed by Compuware Corp. as a software engineer on projects for NASA and the Department of Homeland Security.