Friars from around the province will be gathering at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, New York on the evening of October 15th for their Provincial Chapter (Province meeting).  They will gather for Mass, prayer, fraternal time, meetings and meals from Sunday evening through Friday.  At this time we will have the election of the new Provincial Minister and his council.  The faciliator for the week will be Fr. John Pavlic, a Capuchin from St. Augustine Province.  Please pray for the friars during this most important week in the life of our province.

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St. Lawrence Friary

July 21st Brother Brian Sullivan pronounced his vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at a Mass at St. Francis Church, Hackensack, NJ.   The pictures depict his professing his vows to the Minister Provincial.  From there he is signing the official document of profession.  Sitting now he is really beaming with joy, affirmed with his thumbs up.  Pax et Bonum!

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Fr. Solanus

On Thursday, May 4th, Pope Francis cleared the way for Fr. Solanus, a Capuchin from St. Joseph Province based in Detroit, to be declared Blessed.  Watch the announcement being made from the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit.    https://youtu.be/l_XHUb7MNlU The beatification will take place on November 18th in Detroit at Ford Field.  Learn more about Fr. Solanus here:  http://www.solanuscasey.org/portal.php

 

 

 

Brother Brian

Our Brother Brian Sullivan, presently a novice, will profess his vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on Friday, July 21 at St. Francis Church in Hackensack, NJ.   Our prayers are with him during his final preparation period of his novitiate year.  Brian is from St. Matthew Parish in Charlotte, NC.  Congratulations!     

Sunday, April 23rd marked the 25th Anniversary of our provincial executive assistant, Margaret Milizzo. Her wonderful disposition, brilliant smile and extraordinary patience has guided and assisted our friars for over a quarter of a century in so many varied ways! We are very grateful to Margaret for her dedication and her wonderful presence over all these years, and pray for many many more years of good health and willing service to the brothers! Thank you Margaret and Happy Anniversary from all the friars of the Stigmata Province!Margaret