Meeting at the Novitiate
Last Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon the Initial Formation Council of our province met at our interprovincial novitiate in Cedar Lake, IN. This council includes the six friars directly involved with initial formation plustwo others. We meet twice a year to discuss our formation programs, check on the progress of past decisions, and suggest future personnel for formation.
While the meeting was the focus of my trip to Cedar Lake, the high point was getting to visit with the novices. They are doing well and seem very happy with their year of novitiate training. It was very good to be with them for a few hours.
To learna whole lot more about this year's novices, I would refer you to their website http://www.ofmnovitiate.org/ There you will find pictures and descriptions of their life.