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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First Profession--and apology

I promised a video from the Joint Province Assembly which took place at St. Xavier University at the end of May. Well . . . .  As you can see I never got it posted. Actually the footage was rather boring so I decided to let it alone. Tomorrow, however, I will be going to Cedar Lake, IN for the First Profession of Michael Charron, O.F.M. I got good footage last year at the profession ceremony. Hopefully I will again tomorrow. You'll know in a couple of days. :-)


June is always an exciting month for those of us involved in the various stages of Franciscan Formation. The month leads off with the Postulants finishing up their year and going on a brief vacation prior to beginning their Novitiate on June 25th. The present novices make their First Profession on June 15th. Then the new class of Postulants arrives on July 1. Meanwhile, the Friars already in Temporary Vows are out and about doing ministry int he province and/or going to school at St. Bonaventure University in NY. It's exciting to see the progress of our men in formation. It makes the efforts of the Vocation Office and the other stages of Franciscan Formation all worthwhile.


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