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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Eric Seguin comments on Pierce's acceptance

Responding to the note that Pierce Gibson was admitted to our Postulancy Program, Eric Seguin wrote:

Congratulations Pierce! I am also looking forward to meeting the other five men in July. Two months left; can't wait....God Bless to all discerning the franciscan way of life. Pax

April Newsletter

This particular Newsletter has a brief bio for the new Postulancy Class.

Download April 2010 Newsletter

Jonathan Beer comments

Jonathan Beer, one of the men approved by the Admissions Board in March as a member of the Postulancy class of 2010, comments on the admission of Pierce Gibson:

Congratulations Pierce! Im looking forward to being your classmate along with all of the other wonderful men. It's going to be a great year, what a great way to end the year of the priest with a 6 member postulant class! God Bless

Sixth member of the 2010 Class of Postulants Admitted

Pierce Gibson The Admissions Board of Saint John the Baptist admitted Pierce Gibson to the 2010 Postulancy Class. Pierce joins five others approved at previous meetings of the Board. (see

Pierce is 23 years old and comes from Round Rock, TX. He is presently about to graduate from the University of Dallas with a BA in Philosophy and Letters. He has been living at Holy Trinity Seminary studying for the Diocese of Austin, Texas for the past four years.

Pierce enjoys tennis and golf but his first passion is philosophy and he is quite well versed in Aristotelian and Thomistic philosophy. He hopes to someday teach as a Franciscan priest.

We welcome Pierce and pray for him and his five classmates who will begin their year of Postulancy July 1, 2010.

Admissions Board this weekend

Please remember in your prayers Pierce Gibson who will meet with the Admissions Board on Saturday. If approved, Pierce will be the sixth member of the Postulancy class of 2010.

Formation Meeting and Trip to Sandia Peak

The Initial Formation team of our province and that of three others met in Albuquerque, NM recently and our team spent the last evening at Sandia Peak.