All-Province Assembly: Day One
The Planning Committee and I arrived yesterday to get set up and to make the final preparations for the All-Province Assembly. We began with a morning Eucharist and breakfast at Denny's and then got to work setting up technological equipment, arranging the room, and preparing for registration. By 4:30 the friars were assembled and the program began. As Chair of the Planning Committee it was my privilege to calla the group together in prayer and to get things started. There are about 150 of us in attendance.
Fr. Jack Clark Robinson, O.F.M. of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province was our evening speaker. Fr. Jack did a fantastic job of presenting the history of Franciscanism in the US. He used a creative image of an hour-glass showing the ebb and flow of various cultural movements and periods. Throughout it all, the Friars have been challenged to preach the Gospel in faith.