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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Reflection on Franciscan Family

Party_at_kolbe_house_1Last evening our dorm, Kolbe House, hosted a supper for the Temporarily Professed Franciscans and some of the lay students. (I am told that the house hosts parties for various groups throughout the year.) I felt very blessed to have arrived at the house in time for this gathering because it gave me a good chance to meet informally with some of the students of the Centre. Our meal was prepared by three of my housemates: a Singaporean Diocesan Priest, an Ethiopian Capuchin, and an American Franciscan. The guests included student friars from England and Ireland, two young lay women from Germany, a young lay man from Hungry, and a Conventual Postulant from the States. All associated with the Franciscan Family in one way or another. What a marvelous experience of the breadth of the Franciscan Family. As I went to bed last night I thanked God for this opportunity to experience such a culturally diverse mix of Franciscans.

Neighbors_house Yesterday afternoon the sun came out so I hurried down the street to get some pictures of the locality and the Cathedral from the vantage point of the University of Kent campus. As soon as I left the house it began to cloud up again, but I managed to get the house on the left which sits literally right on the street. (Driving past it demands courtesy from the drivers from both directions.) I also got a few shots of Canterbury and the Cathedral before the rain returned and forced my to give up.

Cathedral_from_walkway2 Canterbury_from_walkwayI start classes tomorrow morning. I'm certainly looking forward to teaching Moral Theology to an internationally diverse class. With my American accent and rather limited cultural experience, I have a feeling it will be challenging for both me and the students.


Ben Yockel

Hi. Fr. Don

Just wishing you luck for tomorrow and God bless.



Don, I am enjoying very much the blog. I feel like I am walking with you.
Good to hear from you.
see you soon!

Anthony Cho

Hi there Br. Don,

It was indeed a great pleasure to have had you around at Kolbe House. I am glad you had a great time with us in Canterbury ... not forgetting the Asian Food Party. Brilliant web page. Looking forward to seeing you again. Next time you ought to visit us at our Provincial Curia in Woodford Green ... and there will be more Asian Food Party :)
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in all your days & ways!
Fraternally, Br. Anthony Cho ofm

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