The Provincial Office staff has learned of the passing of friars from six English-speaking Conference provinces, as well as several Franciscan sisters of communities connected to HNP.
A summary of OFM news – ranging from the Ministers General Christmas message of hope, a life-changing volunteer opportunity with migrants and refugees, and a conference for friars in initial formation, to a friar’s unique road trip from Michigan to California and back in a VW bus, Mass at a historic holy site after 54 years now that landmines are cleared from the area, and an interreligious conference marking two consecutive years of eighth centenaries in Franciscan history.
Friars from four English-speaking Conference provinces, a Franciscan bishop, and several Franciscan sisters have passed away.
News from the Order of Friars Minor during the last few weeks includes two messages from the General Minister, progress about the General Chapter planning, and updates about Franciscans International and the Poor Clares.
The Provincial Office staff has learned of the passing of friars from two English-speaking Conference provinces — Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist.
News from around Order of Friars Minor this month includes updates about the English-speaking Conference, the multicultural novitiate in Ireland, a friar whose canonization cause is progressing, and the new website of a college in Rome.
Eight months of pandemic life may have modified activities of the Franciscan Mission Service to assure the safety of its volunteers and the people they serve, but the recent commissioning of five new lay missioners, and their training for international ministry, demonstrates that participants have not wavered in their enthusiasm or hit the pause button on their dedication to the program.
Four members of English-speaking Conference provinces – including a former provincial minister – and four Franciscan sisters have passed.
Order’s website features pope’s encyclical, La Verna homily, CFIT, Franciscan photo exhibit, new provincial ministers
Friars from St. Barbara and Holy Spirit provinces have died
Nearing 80th anniversary, Franciscan Institute partners with Dutch university to develop international blog
The Provincial Office staff has learned of the recent passing of members of two English-speaking Conference provinces, as well as several Franciscan sisters. Lambert Leykam, OFM, 91, of Sacred Heart Province, died on Aug. 10 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He entered the novitiate on Independence Day in 1949 on his 20th birthday, and a year and a day later professed his first …