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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Postulants Formally Received

Fred_adressing_postulantsProvincial Minister, Fr. Fred Link, O.F.M., and Provincial Vicar, Fr. Jeff Scheeler, O.F.M., joined the St. Anthony Friary community this evening for Evening Prayer during which Fr. Fred formally received our five new brothers as Postulants. The symbol of reception is a Tau Cross, a form of the crucifix beloved of Saint Francis and a symbol of the Fourth Lateran Council. 

Carl_addresses_postulantsFr. Carl Langenderfer, the Director of the Postulancy Program, also addressed the new Postulants reminding them that their goal this year is to grow as disciples of Jesus into mature men, recognizing both their strengths and their weaknesses. He promised that the Sign_of_peacerest of the community would be there to support them and all of the friars verbally pledged their support. They then received the new group with a sign of peace. Fr. Fred spoke of the joy of the Province, the Order, and of our Minister General at the generosity of these new men willing to dedicate their lives to the Lord. (The General Minister is presently meeting with young friars in the Holy Land.)

Please remember Dan, Roger, Tim, Josh, and Clifford in your prayers as they take on the task of formation in the Order of Friars Minor.


Becky Bishop

Go Team!
Congratulations and heartfelt prayers to Dan, Roger, Tim, Josh and Clifford. I am so happy to see this new "Team St. Francis" of young, brave, and spiritual men embarking on their new life journey. I wish them great joy and send lots of hugs and prayers (love you Dan) - Aunt Becky

Mark McPherson

Pax et Bonum!

To all you new Postulants! You are all in my prayers as you embark on a lifelong journey with Saint Francis and Saint Clare towards Jesus with their brothers and sisters today. You are about to share your lives, open your hearts to a group of great and challegning men of God. I myself was a postulant just two years ago. I am still on the journey of vocation towards were God wants me and still to this day two years later, the wisdom of those friars is molding me into a better mann today. Be open,, as I was not, be loving, be accepting and be at Peace brothers.

Christ is with you all!!

Mark McPherson

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