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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More Travel

Francis Brown In the five and one half years that I have served as the Directorof Vocations for our Franciscan Province of Saint John the Baptist, I have never done as much traveling and visited more prospectives than I have this fall. I have been to Saint Cloud and Collegeville, MN; Leesburg, VA; Oxford, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Pinconning, MI; Dallas, TX; Parkersburg, WV; and Nashville, TN besides visiting men in my office here in Cincinnati. I have three more trips scheduled before the end of the year and have asked another friar to help with a visit in northern Illinois. And these are visits to the men who have expressed some interest in joining us. I have been in contact with many others who are not yet that far into the discernment process.

What does all of this mean? I have no idea except that more young men have expressed an interest in Religious Life in the last few months than in any other previous time period of equal length. I truly believe that we are witnessing a change in vocational patterns. Is it a momentary event or a trend? Only time will tell. But right now I thank the Holy Spirit for the inspirations that have been given and received.


richard goodin, ofm

That's great news Fr. Don. Regardless of the outcome-if these men join up or not-it is great that they are opening up to the possibility!

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