IC Province Elects New Provincial Minister

HNP Communications Franciscan World

NEW YORK — Immaculate Conception Province, based here, announced this month that Fr. Antonio Nardoianni, OFM, has been elected as the next Provincial Minister.

The announcement in the July 6 issue of News of the Immaculate Conception Province followed the tabulation of ballots by General Visitor Fr. Larry Dunham, OFM, of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province. Fr. Antonio received 104 votes. The runner up, Fr. Joseph Lorenzo, OFM, received 17.

The confirmation of the provincial-elect will take place, according to Provincial Statute, Article 39, at the September 2010 Provincial Chapter “after the outgoing Minister has given his report,” according to News.

Fr. Antonio, born in 1949 in Villa S. Lucia, Italy, was received into the Order in 1965, originally as a member of the Province of the Sacred Heart in Naples. He came to Immaculate Conception Province in the mid-1970s, serving in a variety of locations and capacities in Boston, Ontario, and Rome.

He officially transferred to IC Province in 2001 and has served as guardian and pastor of St. Leonard Church in Boston and provincial councilor since 2004.

Fr. Antonio replaces Fr. Robert Campagna, OFM, who has served as Provincial Minister for more than a decade.