WOODSTOCK, Il. — The 2008 Chapter of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province was held last week at Resurrection Retreat Center here, where friars elected new Provincial Councilors, participated in a Mass for jubilarians, and viewed a multi-media presentation called “A Celebration of Our Brotherhood.”
On June 15, Provincial Minister Leslie Hoppe, OFM, welcomed the delegates to the six-day gathering.
The newly-elected members of the Assumption Provincial Council are Andrew Brophy, OFM, Francis Berna, OFM, Bernard Kennedy, OFM, Edward Tlucek, OFM, and Craig Wilking, OFM.
Eight friars attending the chapter celebrated anniversaries of profession and ordination at a June 16 Mass. The provincial minister talked about the importance of fraternity, the hallmark of Franciscan life.
Details about the chapter, which was attended by 59 friars, can be found in the e-newsletters produced by Assumption Province.