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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Provincial Chapter begins

037053_2 Day two of the Provincial Chapter was a day of working on proposals and listening to reports. But that doesn't mean that it was all work and no play. On the left, Fathers Dan Kroger, O.F.M. and Pat McCloskey, O.F.M.set up the Saint Anthony Messenger Press display so that all of us could see what our flagship ministry is doing in the area of evangelization. On the right, Fr. Dan Havron, O.F.M. found something funny.


087The main report today was delivered by Brother Andrew Brophy, O.F.M., our delegate from the Minister General in Rome. Bro. Andy has been with us for over a year visiting every friar in the province and learning about how we live our Franciscan life. Today he gave his summary and challenged us to live our Franciscan ideals even more clearly.


093This after noon I gave the Vocation Office report. I mentioned this blog and the role it has played in vocation work. I also oversaw the events of the day and kept the meeting going. It seems like I spent a lot of time making announcements and solving minor crises. :-(


The real joy of the gathering, however, is the fraternity. There are about 130 friars and postulants here and we have enjoyed prayer, meals, discussion and debate as a community. That is what a Chapter is all about--fraternity. 


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