Fr Douglas Leslie Rowe S.F.P. is the founder of the Patrist Societies of the Sons and Daughters of God the Father. He was born on 3rd September 1942. Having lived as a Jesuit priest for many years he specialized in Spiritual ministries conducting Directed and preached Retreats to Sisters, priests and Bishops for several years. His special field of expertise is Spiritual direction, Counselling and Discernment. He has been conducting Scripture and Theology courses for lay people in different parts of the world. Years ago he designed his own School of Contemplative prayer (Jesus’ way of prayer) comprising about 25 sessions.