Pilgrimage of Anastasius: The Autobiography of the First Provincial of the Discalced Carmelites
About the Author
Fr. Stephen Watson, O.C.D., is a Baltimore native and spent the summers of his youth working on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. In 1977, after reading St. John of the Cross, he left the ranch to enter the novitiate of the Discalced Carmelites in California. He received a B.A. in Spanish from Santa Clara University and a Master of Divinity from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1984. His first assignment was at El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, California. Since then, he has served the California-Arizona Province as provincial and served the order as a definitor general during the generalate of Fr. Luis Arostegui, O.C.D. After his term as definitor, he served as a missionary in Uganda. Presently he is the pastor of Santa Cruz Parish in Tucson, founded in 1919 by Discalced Carmelite friars from Catalonia.