Sanctification of the Intellect

SFA_0226The Franciscan Charism of Sanctification of the Intellect, with due diligence in the study of our faith, is uncommonly evident throughout many of our ministries. Franciscan Friars Conventual (OFM Conv.) are known for scholarship and study for the sake of evangelization; the spread of the Gospel in all aspects of the life of society. Our friars work with parish elementary schools, high school youth ministry and instruction, as well as young adult ministry and instruction at the university level; all with the ever present exploration of individual continued education.  Through our ministries, our friars strive to portray Franciscan Charism, not only during instruction, but through our daily example. Friars working as instructors do not only teach in religious and philosophical areas, but also in fields such as Nursing, Foreign Language and English.
This summer, Friar Douglas McMillan, OFM Conv. was awarded the 2015 St. Frances Academy Teacher of the Year Award for outstanding instructional leadership. Vice Principal and 1992 graduate of St. Francis Academy, Torena Brown, calls Friar Douglas “a great asset to the St. Frances Academy faculty,” and states, “His wealth of experience as an educator has helped  him become an excellent teacher. We are so grateful to have him as a part of our family.”

Congratulations to Friar Douglas!

Please keep all of our friars’ ministries in your continued prayers.