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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Retreat at Gethsemane

Geth_sign_2The week prior to our trip to Chicago for the Male Spirituality Monestery_distantand Sexuality workshop, the Postulants and their two directors, Frs. Carl Langenderfer, O.F.M. and Frank Geers, O.F.M., made a five day retreat at Gethsemane Abbey in Kentucky. This is an annual event; part of the Postulancy Program.


Merton_graveThomas Merton, the well-known spiritual write of a  few decades ago, was a member of the Gethsemane community and is buried there on the abbey grounds.


Monestery_hallWhile I did not accompany the group on this retreat, their Gardencomments lead me to believe that the austerity and quiet of the monastery and grounds lend themsleves well to contemplation and prayer. Our guys returned enthused about their experience yet happy to come home to our Franciscan lifestyle.


Dan Helfrich took the pictures featured in this post.


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