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Fr. Andy Cravalho, CPM, is a member of the Fathers of Mercy, an itinerant preaching Order based in Auburn, Kentucky, whose main charism is to preach parish missions and retreats. Fr. Andy currently serves as the Novice Master of the Fathers of Mercy. Before joining the Fathers of Mercy, Fr. Andy graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and worked as a sports writer in California, where he grew up.

Fr. Andy was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in northern California for most of his life before graduating from Mother of Divine Grace homeschooling curriculum in 2001. He graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2005 with a B.A. in Journalism. After working as a sports journalist in California, Father Andy felt God’s call to the priesthood. He entered the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and took first vows in August 2007. Fr. Andy received his M.A. in Moral Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT and was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 2012. After a year serving four parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Fr. Andy was reassigned to the Fathers of Mercy missions.

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis