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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Friar Richard comments from Jamaica

Richard Goodin, O.F.M., 3rd year Temporary Professed Friar doing a STIP year in Jamaica, writes:

147 Thanks, Fr. Don for putting together a great video of the postulant reception liturgy! I don't feel so out of touch having now viewed it. And I would like to send my warmest (and by that I mean a sunny, hot, "One Love", Caribbean sea, "No Problem", Jamaican style) welcome to the new postulants. Welcome home to the fraternity fellas! Fr. Frank, Fr. Carl and Bro. Gene, will take great care of you; of that I'm sure! Enjoy the tour of the province. When you get to New Orleans, hop a boat going south and head past Cuba to the west end of the island of Jamaica. I'll be the only red head on the beach and I'll show you the SJB mission fields of Jamaica! Improbable I know, but it sounds nice doesn't it? ;-) peasah 'n gooda (that's Jamaican for peace and good!)

STIP = Supervised Year in Province, an assignment outside a formation context for our Temporary Professed to experience Franciscan life in the "real word." This year Friar Richard asked for and received a year in our Jamaican missions.


Dan Bircher

Thank you very much for the welcome, Richard. St. Anthony's does feel like a home already and it has only been a week. Fr. Carl and Frank (and Br. Gene), as well as the rest of the friars have made us all feel welcome from the door. I am glad to be a part of this family and there are so many more brothers to meet. Peace be with you as well down in "Rasta Land." I'll be praying for you. Pax. . .

Steve Krause

Looks like a great group of guys. Wishing them a wonderful experience and discernment!

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