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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Three More Approved for 2011

At a meeting of the Admissions Board on Saturday, March 26, at St. Anthony Friary in Cincinnati three more men were approved for the 2011 Postulancy Class. Matthew Sharick, Shane Jensen and Joshua Froning join Jeffrey Schmitz, Matthew O'Hearn and Brandon Elliott who were approved in January.


Josh Froning Joshua Froning, 23, grew up in Piqua, OH. He is the eldest of three siblings having one brother and one sister. He graduated from Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney, OH in 2006 and then matriculated to the University of Cincinnati where he will graduate in 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry. Josh presently works part time for United Parcel Service. He is the son of James and Nancy Froning of Piqua, OH.


Shane Jensen Shane Jensen, 25, is fro Georgetown, KY. He is the son of Dave and Theresa Jensen and is the eldest of four siblings having three sisters. He graduate in 2004 from Bryan Station High School. That same year he entered Asbury College in Wilmore, KY where he studied theology for two years. He is a convert to Catholicism joining the Church in 2006. His latest job is with Scentsy which is a wickless candle company.


Matt Sharick Matthew Sharick, 28, was reared in Metamora, IL. He is the son of Stanley and Patricia Sharick and is the eldest of two children having one sister. He graduated from Metamora Township High School in 2000. He then spent three years at Illinois State University in Normal, IL studying psychology and political science. He now drives an eighteen wheeler for Morton Building Inc.


We will be having two more meetings of the Admissions Board, one in April and the last in May. The men approved then plus the six already approved will begin their Postulancy Program August 21, 2011. They will live at St. Anthony Friary in Cincinnati, OH for one year before moving on to the novitiate in Burlington, WI in August 2012.


We welcome the newly approved and offer our prayers for them and their classmates and for all of our men in formation. For pictures of those already in formation, go to http://www.franciscan.org/vocations/franciscan_formation2009.aspx


Comments

Jeffrey Scheeler

Welcome, brothers! We are glad to have you join the journey! Thanks for your generosity in responding to the Lord's work in yoiur life. Fr. Jeff

Bro. Michael

Congratulations and many blessings from now until August as you prepare for Postulancy. I'm looking forward to meeting you all as well as Brandon, Matthew and Jeffery.
Peace and all good things!

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