Friar Don Miller. OFM
I am a Franciscan priest. I spent my early years of ministry in New Mexico working among the Pueblo Native Americans and the Hispanics. In 1978 I began my years in academics working as a chaplain, faculty member, and administrator at various universities in the southwest and the midwest. I taught various course in theology, especially in my area of specialty which is moral theology. I have been the Vocation Director for the Province of Saint John the Baptist since 2003.
 
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Mcj040426300001 Michael asked in a comment to yesterday's entry in which I mentioned the topic of conversation in class concerning care for an elderly parent: how would a man who is a priest or brother handle the situation? Actually, almost everyone in the class is a Religious and a part of our discussion was how we would address the situation both as a man or woman from a particular culture, and as a member of a Religious community. Most communities would see to it that arrangements are made if a parent of a member is in need. This is actually a very real issue for Religious today because our parents are living longer and we come from small families which means we have less siblings to turn to help. But no friar is going to be asked to leave his parents uncared for. We support those who gave us our lives and reared us when they grow old and/or infirm and need assistance.

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