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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Some Statistics from the Vocation Office

I just did a report for the Initial Formation Council of our province and decided to share some of the statistics with the Blog readers.

Presently there are 147 men looking into the possibility of joining our province. They range for 13 years of age to 39 with the vast majority in their 20s. The mean (average) age is 24. Fifty of these men have contacted the office within the past five months.

Four of the prospectives are from countries outside the United States with two US citizens doing volunteer work in Jamaica. Thirty-one states are represented in the geographical data with Ohio, Indiana, and Texas boasting double-digit numbers. Florida and Pennsylvania are close behind.

As I posted January 29, (see January 29 post) we have two men approved for Postulancy this year with four others preparing to meet with the Admission Board.

Let's keep praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for all men and women discerning a call to serve as a Religious.


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