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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Final Two Approved for 2011 Postulancy Class

At a meeting in Cincinnati, the Admissions Board of Saint John the Baptist Province approved two more men for the 2011 Postulancy Class. They are:



William Estrellanes William Estrellanes (28) was born and reared in the Philippines. He is the youngest in his family and came  to this country during his college years. He has studied at the College of Marin in California where he earned an AA in Psychology and at the University of California, Davis where he earned a BA in Psychology, and Communications & Education. He has also done graduate studies at the National University in San Diego, CA. Presently he is doing volunteer work at the FranciClay Zapalacscan Welcoming House in Saint Cloud, MN.



Clay Zapalac (22) comes to us from Richmond, TX. He graduated from B. F. Terry  High School in 2007 and has studied at both Wharton County Junior College and the University of Houston. He has one younger sister and two older brothers. He is active in his home parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Richmond, TX where he volunteers and participates in various liturgical ministries. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.



William and Clay join six other young men previously approved for the Postulancy Class of 2011. (see and




Br. Michael

welcome guys! look forward to seeing you again!

Sr. Rufina U. Mostero, mslt

I am glad to know that William Estrellanes joined the Franciscan community. I was assigned in their parish, St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Lapaz, Iloilo City, Philippines way back in 1997-1999 and been a friend of his family.
I wish I have the chance to keep in touch with him. Praying for more vocations to your congregation. May he persevere in his vocation

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