Intersession Sparks Discussion About Franciscan Leadership

Dennis Bennett, OFM Friar News

ASTON, Pa. — After a wonderful communal Christmas celebration and a few days of vacation, the formation students of Holy Name Province gathered at the Franciscan Renewal Center during the first week of January for the annual formation intersession program. The week provided us an opportunity for fraternity, both among ourselves and with the Provincial Council members, as well as …

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 …