100th Celebration of the Militia Immaculata

Served by Friar Max Avila, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial, The Very Reverend Fr. Jame McCurry, OFM Conv., flanked by our Province MI Assistant ~ Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv. and CFF Assistant General of the Order, Friar Jude Winkler, OFM Conv.

March 24, 2017: On Friday Evening, our province celebrated the first of two planned celebrations of the Centenary of the founding of The Militia of the Immaculata by St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv., on October 16, 1917. Our friars serving at the Shrine of St. Anthony (St. Joseph Cupertino Friary) graciously hosted friars from Italy, Australia and Canada, as well as those living and serving in the local area. In August, Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv., our Province MI Assistant will lead a Conventual Franciscan Pilgrimage to Italy and Poland, also celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Militia Immaculata.

Friar Jobe preaches alongside the relics of Pilgrimage of the Relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe that toured our province in 2016 and continue to tour in Great Britain and Ireland

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