The Provincial Administration has received from the Curia of the Order of Friars Minor formal ratification of the elections held last month at the Provincial Chapter as well as at the Provincial Office.
The first document ratifies the election on June 4 and 5 of the Provincial Minister, Kevin Mullen, OFM, and Lawrence Hayes, OFM, as Provincial Vicar, along with the six friars elected as Provincial definitors, or members of the Provincial Council. They are Brian Belanger, OFM, William Beaudin, OFM,David Convertino, OFM, Fred Dilger, OFM, Robert Frazzetta, OFM, and Joseph Nangle, OFM. The document certifies that the elections were held under the norms of canon law and under the presidency of the general visitor, Fr. Melvin Jurisich, OFM.
The second document ratifies the elections of guardians of the houses and of other office holders. The election was carried out June 18, also under the presidency of the general visitor, Fr. Mel.