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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All-Province Assembly Completed and I'm back on Line

NecrologyIn my last post, I was describing the afternoon of remembrance that we conducted on Tuesday. With the help of some PowerPointsEucharist and five "stations" throughout the room and with the list of all our  deceased friars sounding softly in the background, we remained in silent prayer for a couple of hours before celebrating the Eucharist.

Poor_clares_and_friars_gather_2 Thursday evening we moved to the campus Chapel where the Poor Fr_fred_leads_jubillee_mass_2 Clares joined us for a observance of those friars who are celebrating jubilees of their Profession of Vows and/or Ordination.

Sr_margaret Our week of prayer and fraternity had three speakers. Monday evening--before I lost an open port to the blog--I uploaded a Dr_clendenen2_2 picture of Fr. Jack Clark Robinson, O.F.M. The other speakers were Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., the President of Saint Bonaventure University (right), and Dr. Avis Clendenen, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Saint Xavier University in Chicago (left). Sr. Margaret addressed the recent trends and developments in Franciscanism as we move into the Post-Modern age and challenged us to live our Franciscan life with a vision to the future while Dr. Clendenen challenged us not to squelch the Spirit in our lives telling us that we do not have the right to extinguish the Spirit in others or in ourselves.

Below are some other pictures of the week.

Bob_and_joe    Robert_and_loren  Mark_on_cart Bro_scott Friars_singing

Sunday evening I fly to England to teach at the Franciscan International Study Centre for a month. You may remember that I began this blog last year when I went to Canterbury to teach ( I will continue when I arrive and get settled once again.


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