Fr. Michael Salvagna, C.P. was born and raised in New York City and joined the Passionist Congregation in 1962. After his ordination in 1969 Fr. Michael began his ministry of preaching parish renewals and retreats while also being available for spiritual direction and prayer for inner healing. From 1991 – 2002 he served as Director of St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center.
From 2003-2008, Fr. Michael was the Director of Passionist Communications that produces THE SUNDAY MASS for television from Pelham, NY. In 2003 he also became Director of St. Ann’s Media that produced the televised daily Mass from St. Ann’s Basilica in Scranton, PA. In 2008 Fr. Michael was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Ann Basilica Parish in Scranton, PA.