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May Crownings 2021

Honoring Our Lady by crowing statues of her in our churches, schools, gathering spaces and outside areas, with a crown ...

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Checking in with the Novitiate

The Minister Provincial of St. Bonaventure Province, the Very Reverend Fr. Michael Zielke, OFM Conv. spent time at the U.S.A. ...

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Stronger Together

"St. Francis (High School) is ten times better when you are here; living every day; living the brotherhood."

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Vocation Visits Going Strong

With the recent lifting of travel and social gathering pandemic restriction protocols, our Vocation Director, Br. Nick Romeo, OFM Conv. ...

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News from Our Friars in Ireland

The friars of our Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody, living in St. Francis Friary and serving in the Ferns Diocese ...

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Season Opener ~ Saint Kateri National Shrine

Saturday, May 1, 2021 marked the season opener weekend (photos to come) for our Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic ...

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Year of St. Joseph Reflections

St. Joseph, Light of Patriarchs Reflection by Our Lady of the Angels Province, Minister Provincial The Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM ...

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JPIC - Farm Focus

Last week we celebrated the feast day of Blessed Giles of Assisi, the patron of Little Portion Farm. Giles was ...

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Cardinal Gregory at Our Lady of Good Counsel

His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory, the Archbishop of Washington, celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel (April ...

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Provincial Spring 2021 Visit to NY

As travel restrictions begin to soften up a bit, but with strict care, caution, & safety protocols still in place, ...

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Summer Discernment Retreat

For more information, visit FranciscanVoice.org or email our Province Vocation Director, Br. Nick Romeo, OFM Conv. at vocations@olaprovince.org.

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Four Friars to Profess Solemn Vows in 2021

Over the next few months, three of our friar students plan to profess the Solemn Vows of Poverty, Chastity and ...

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JPIC ~ Novitiate Visit

April 12-19, 2021: Our Lady of the Angels Province JPIC (Justice, Peace & the Integrity of Creation) Commission Chairman, Fr. ...

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Ministry in Action

Great Job, St. Lucie Catholic Church, our pastoral ministry in Port St. Lucie, FL, served by Fr. Mark Szanyi, OFM ...

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Friable Friar Seasons One and Two

Season One is presented Br. Nick Romeo, OFM Conv. (Province Vocation Director) and  in Season Two, a variety of friars tell the ...

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Scripture Reflections ~ Fr. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv.

Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv. is not only a prolific author for all ...

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Latest Installment of the Earlier Rule Series from the Curia

Doing Penance… In the previous reflection, we mentioned prayer and fasting. Both the life of prayer and the life of ...

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The Mission of St. Francis and the First Friars - Installment #4

Characteristics of Religious Orders in His Day: Monastic life gained particular importance in the Middle Ages. It was seen as ...

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58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations ~ April 25, 2021

Each year, on Good Shepherd Sunday (April 25 this year), the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  As ...

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News from the Novitiate

A message from the friars of the Novitiate: "Happy Easter from all of us here at St. Francis of Assisi Novitiate. ...

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Catching up with friar Cristofer:

Our Lady of the Angels Province student friar Cristofer M. Fernández, OFM Conv. is completing his first year of post-novitiate ...

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JPIC - Farm Focus

Beds of spinach and kale that were planted in late October or even early November spent the winter as tiny ...

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Checking in with Friar John, at the Vatican

Tuesday, March 30, 2021: The friars at the Convento San Pietro - Collegio dei Penitenzieri Vaticani (Friary of St. Peter ...

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Congratulations Friar Joe!

March 21, 2021: The City of Chicopee, MA honored Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Joe Bayne, OFM ...

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We, Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv.) are members of a worldwide Roman Catholic fraternity following the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi. We invite you to take some time to explore our website to learn about us and our various ministries.

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Franciscan Safeguarding Statement regarding Fr. Romual Meogrossi, OFM Conv.

(BALTIMORE, MD) May 2, 2021 – The Franciscan Friars Conventual are investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor against Father Romuald Meogrossi, OFM Conv. Fr. Romuald is an 81-year-old priest in residence at St. Michael the Archangel Friary in Overlea, Baltimore, Maryland.
In accordance with policy, the Archdiocese of Baltimore removed Fr. Romuald’s faculties to function as a priest in the Archdiocese, at the same time as his Franciscan superiors suspended him from public ministry, pending the results of a full investigation to be conducted by an experienced lay professional. Fr. Romuald is no longer resident in the Archdiocese.
Until several years ago, Fr. Romuald engaged in practice as a licensed psychologist. The alleged misconduct occurred during 2006 in a clinical therapy setting. Fr. Romuald has denied the allegation.
This matter is in an early stage of investigation and thus no determination of credibility has been made by the Franciscan Friars Conventual.
The Franciscan Friars Conventual are committed to protecting children and helping to heal victims of abuse. We urge anyone who has knowledge of any child sexual abuse to come forward, and to report it immediately to law enforcement. Anyone with information about inappropriate conduct by a Franciscan Friar Conventual of Our Lady of Angels Province is encouraged to contact its Victims Assistance Officer Father Michael Heine, OFM Conv at vicar2@olaprovince.org.

All media inquiries should be directed to the Province’s Public Relations liaison, Mr. Kevin Keenan, at 716-481-6806.

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