Student Friars Prepare for Summer Assignments

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — From New York City to Florida — that is where seven of the Province’s student friars will be stationed this summer. Joseph Nangle, OFM, director of post-novitiate formation, announced the following assignments: John Aherne, OFM, will serve at Sacred Heart Parish, Tampa, Fla. Dennis Bennett, OFM, will be in Guatemala and Nicaragua for language study. George Camacho, OFM, will …

Formation Update: Interfaith Dialogue Highlights Annual Gathering

John Aherne, OFM Friar News

MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. — Seventeen friars in initial formation, along with six solemnly-professed friars, hunkered down during the recent polar vortex to take part in the annual formation intersession, held from Jan. 4 to 8 at the Bon Secours Spiritual Center. As in years past, the gathering was marked by a great building up of fraternity among the men in initial …

Franciscan Missioners Honored with Commissioning Mass

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

WASHINGTON — As the 29th class of Franciscan missioners was recognized during the Commissioning Mass held last month at the Franciscan Monastery, they knew the end of their formation program was the start of a greater journey. During the Nov. 17 Mass, Valerie Ellis, Hady Mendez, and Nate and Mary Mortenson of the Franciscan Mission Service each read personal mission …