GUGLIELMO (GUILLERMO) SPIRITO is a Conventual Franciscan friar, and works and lives in Assisi. He was born in Buenos Aires in 1958 and studied Philosophy and Egyptology before joining the Order of Saint Francis. In Rome he obtained the Degree (Licenza) in Pastoral Theology of Health Care at the Camillianum and the Doctorate in Theology (PhD) with specialization in Spirituality at the Antonianum. He is professor at the Theological Institute of Assisi (ITA, aggregate at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University) and at the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome. He gave courses and lectures in Italy, England, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Russia, Greece, Kenya, Mexico, Argentina and Canada. He had published essays, articles and books, in Italian and in English.