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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Joint Province Assembly Report

The JPA is half over. Things seem to be going well and we are doing what we came here to do; namely, meet the memebers of each province and continue to discern our future.

I am using the videocam and should have a video ready for posting early next week.

Joint Province Assembly

Every third year, Saint John the Baptist province has an All-Province Assembly (APA). These are fraternal gatherings at which we usually have some informational/educational input and maybe address some issues in preparation for the Provincial Chapter the following year. This year we are having a Joint Province Assembly (JPA) because we are meeting with the members of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province to discuss our possible future together as a new province.

We will gather at St. Xavier University in Chicago from Monday afternoon, May 24, through Friday noon, May 28. Over the past decade or more I have been on the planning committee for the APA and knew exactly what we were going to do. This time I am not, so I do not know what's going to happen outside of a general schematic which lists meetings, prayer times, meals, etc. But, I am taking a video cam and a digital camera and hopefully will be able to post some pictures/videos here and on YouTube during the week.

So say a prayer or two, if you would, please that the Holy Spirit--whose Solemnity we celebrate Sunday at Pentecost--will be with us to lead and guide our discernment.

Cincinnati May Festival

This evening I attended a stunning performance of J. S. Bach's Saint Matthew's Passion at the Cincinnati May Festival. All I can say is that Bach must have been a man of deep faith with a passionate love for the Lord. What a moving experience!!!

Adam Farkas comments on Pierce's acceptance

Adam wrote:

Congratulations Peirce on being accepted into the order. I cannot wait to be in the postulancy program with you and the rest of the guys who have been accepted. God Bless you and ALL the Postulants!

Joe DiAte comments on Pierce's acceptance

Joe DiAte, a member of the upcoming Postulancy Class who was accepted in Match, comments on Pierce Gibson's mor erecent acceptance. He writes:

Way to go, Pierce! Can't wait to see you all on July 1st!! May God bless us all!!

Patricia comments

In a comment attached to the April Newsletter wherein the new Postulant Class is featured, Patricia writes:

Congratulations to all of you may God bless you and the Holy Spirit guide you in your future.