Now that they have settled into their new ministerial assignments at friaries, parishes, and other Province ministry locations in southern and northeastern states, a group of friars shared their thoughts and reflections on the transition and adjustment to their new roles, responsibilities, challenges, and environments.
Updates about John Aherne, Michael Carnevale, Ross Chamberland, Henry Fulmer, Thomas Hartle, Dan Horan, Edgardo Jara, Stephen Kluge, Michael Reyes, Patrick Tuttle, Jay Woods and others
It was almost certain that Paul Osborne would follow the farming legacy that dated back to his great-grandfather. Every day after school, and on weekends, he labored on the family farm in Churchville, a rural village, population 750, in upstate New York’s Monroe County near Lake Ontario.
For the Franciscan community worldwide, Pope Francis signing his latest encyclical – “Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship – in Assisi, Italy, at the tomb of St. Francis, was more than a symbolic and historic gesture — it was a call to renewal.
New assignments announced for Gregory Gebbia and Robert Sandoz
The traditional ritual of investiture was held at the Interprovincial Novitiate at Old Mission Santa Barbara on Oct. 20, when 10 novices representing four OFM provinces – and who completed three months of novitiate – each received the habit of the Order of Friars Minor.
Updates about Paul Bourque, David Convertino, Michael Duffy, Larry Ford, Pius Liu, David McBriar, Jim McIntosh, John O’Connor, Frank Sevola, Kevin Tortorelli, Patrick Tuttle and others
With 69 years of ministry experience friar has four words for anyone contemplating a Franciscan vocation: “It’s a wonderful life”
More than 40 friars have new assignments and ministry locations
Mass for five CTU students celebrated Sept. 26 at St. Clare of Montefalco Chapel at St. Rita Church in Chicago
Funeral services for Missouri native who died Oct. 9 held at St. Petersburg friary
Nearly 40 men considering a religious vocation participated in a virtual “come and see” retreat last month to learn more about Franciscan life, connect with friars, and pray with them.