Fellowship in Franciscan Community

Br. Jim (left) and Friar Emanuel Vasconcelos, OFM Conv., on of our friars nearing the end of his time in Formation, enjoy a visit with the Poor Clares in their Common Room.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Br. Jim Moore OFM Conv., who serves our province as a Definitor, as well as Guardian of  our Post-Noviate St. Bonaventure Friary (Silver Spring, MD) traveled with a group of our Friars in Formation to join in prayer, dinner and sharing with the Poor Clares of the Monastery of Saint Clare, in Chesterfield, NJ.

br. Timothy Blanchard, OFM Conv., Friar Emanuel Vasconcelos, OFM Conv., Br. Jim Moore, OFM Conv., Br. Bede Thigpen, OFM Conv. (St. Bonaventure Province), Friar Christopher Garcia, OFM Conv. (St. Joseph Cupertino Province), fr. Franck Lino Sokpolie, OFM Conv. and Friar Maximilian Avila Pacheco, OFM Conv. (friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, unless otherwise indicated)

During the first weekend of March 2018, Friar Michael Lasky OFM Conv., who serves our province as Chairman of JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) visited the Poor Clares of New Jersey. Together they celebrated Mass and then gathered to talk about his ministry.