The five U.S. friars who are approved to make their solemn vows this year are shown at their month-long retreat. Left to right: Henry Djojo of St. Barbara Province, Jim Bernard, Aaron Richardson, Joshua Critchley of Immaculate Conception Province, Steve Kuehn. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kriso)

HNP Formation Program Announces Transitions

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News, Home Page – News

As friars begin summer assignments and yearlong internships, five prepare for new Brothers Walking Together program

Transitions

HNP Communications Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for two friars and the withdrawal of a friar from the Province’s formation program.

Virtual Jamboree Brings Together Friars in Formation

Mike Specht, OFM Friar News, Home Page – News

Postulants, novices, and student friars from across the country took time during April and early May to gather for a virtual inter-formation jamboree, an event formerly known as intersession. Although it was previously planned to be held in-person in Oceanside, California, during the last week of May, the event’s format needed to be revised because of pandemic restrictions and it turned out to be a success.

Carlos with a parishioner at Santa Ana. (Photo courtesy of Tony Wilson)

Carlos Sarmiento Marks 25 Years as a Professed Friar

Stephen Mangione Friar News, Home Page – News

Long before thoughts of becoming a friar or Holy Name Province entered his consciousness, Carlos Sarmiento had a front-row seat to the Franciscan ideals of outreach to the needy and service among the people – when, as a child, he witnessed his mother’s participation in their parish’s Neocatechumenal Way, a Christian formation program that brings the presence of the Church to impoverished communities.

Transitions

HNP Communications Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for five friars — Ignatius Harding, Abraham Joseph, Ronald Pecci, Bernard Splawski, Jay Woods