Vicar Provincial Led Retreat


Friar John Clote, OFM Conv., Friar Brad Milunski, OFM Conv., Friar Arturo Felix, OFM Conv. and Friar Giles Gilbert, OFM Conv.

Our Lady of the Angels Province Vicar Provincial, Fr. Brad Milunski, OFM Conv. was invited to give the May 2016 St. Bonaventure Province Priesthood Ordination retreat for three of their friar deacons. Fr. Jim Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv., Fr. Edmond Des Forges, OFM Conv. and Br. Jim Dufresne, OFM Conv., living in St. Bonaventure Province’s St. Anthony Friary (Rockford, IL), provided outstanding hospitality and wonderful fraternity for the entire week’s retreat. The retreat participants, Fr. Brad and the local St. Bonaventure Province friars enjoyed a final dinner out, to celebrate Br. Jim’s 65th birthday.
Along with own Friar Nicholas Rokitka, OFM Conv., we lift up in prayer our three brothers from Saint Bonaventure Province, as they also prepare for their June Ordination.


Photo of Friar Nicholas Rokitka, OFM Conv. (left front) as he and Fr. Gabriel Scasino, OFM Conv. (now an ordained priest serving the people of San Damiano Mission, in NY) professed their Solemn Vows on August 6, 2014. The event was celebrated by the majority of his brother of Our Lady of the Angels Province. Friar Nick is scheduled to be Ordained to the Priesthood, at 11:00 a.m., on June 25, 2016, at our pastoral ministry of St. Casimir Church, in Baltimore, MD.