is a popular author and speaker. He has written twenty books, including Voices of the Saints, Adventures in Daily Prayer,
and Mystics and Miracles. His most recent book is Discover Christ, co-authored with Dave Nodar. Hundreds
of Bert’s articles have appeared in the Catholic and religious press. In Spring 2011 Loyola
press published a paperback edition of The Heart of a Saint under the title Saints at Heart and Servant
published a paperback edition of Sacred Passages under title Living the Sacraments.
has been involved in all levels of religious education for more than 40 years. He has served as a leader and teacher in several
Catholic renewal movements. Numerous educational and renewal conferences throughout the United States and Canada have featured
Bert as a speaker. He appears frequently as a guest on EWTN programs. EWTN also features his series “Signs
of Our Times.” Bert is often interviewed on Catholic radio networks. His 2-minute spots on saints play regularly on
EWTN radio and at 9 AM Eastern every first Friday he introduces saints of the month on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air.
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, Bert served for seven
years as a professor at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. From 1975 to the present, he has served as a senior
editor for four publishing companies. Currently, he is senior acquisitions editor for Our Sunday Visitor’s book division.
Bert and Mary Lou, his wife of 47years, have seven children and 15 grandchildren.
They are active members of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church and reside in Winter Park, Florida.