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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Anniversaries and More

Marcel Groth

Yesterday evening I attended a Vespers Service at St. Clement Church in Cincinnati at which Brother Marcel Groth, O.F.M. (pictured at right) renewed his vows on the occasion of his 50th Anniversary of Profession. As a Franciscan Friar for 50 years, Brother Marcel has served in many capacities always with an unbeatable sense of humor and good will.


Next month three of our younger Friars will also have celebrations of committment. Brother William Estrellanes, O.F.M. is finishing up his novitiate at this time and will profess vows for the first time on August 2. On August 31 Brother Clifford Hennings, O.F.M. will step forward and make his Solemn (perpetual) Profession of Vows. On August 17th, Brother Richard Goodin, O.F.M. will be ordained to the transional diaconate.


These occasions are important in the life of a Religious Community. They remind us of our beginnings and the power of a life-long witness to the faith and to the Church. We need these celebrations to keep us going. Thanks to all of our jubilarians this year and to our newest members of the Order and to the ordained life.



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