Br. James Kernan, OFM



A graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics, Jimmy says that meeting the friars at SBU remains a significant part of his vocational journey. Feeling immediately part of the community at the university, he is attracted to the Franciscans’ wide range of ministries and attends daily morning prayer in the Franciscan friary on campus. James hopes to bring the gift of teaching to the friars, believing in his ability to help others gain a better understanding of the world and God.


James Kernan

Name: Br. James Kernan, OFM

Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.

Stage of Formation: Novitiate


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James Kernan




A graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics, Jimmy says that meeting the friars at SBU remains a significant part of his vocational journey. Feeling immediately part of the community at the university, he is attracted to the Franciscans’ wide range of ministries and attends daily morning prayer in the Franciscan friary on campus. James hopes to bring the gift of teaching to the friars, believing in his ability to help others gain a better understanding of the world and God.

James Kernan

Name: James Kernan

Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.

Stage of Formation: Postulancy


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