During the February 19, 2017 – April 28, 2017 visit to our province, the Most Rev. Fr. Tadeusz Świątkowski, OFM Conv., serves as the Delegate-Visitator, on behalf of The Minister General of our Order, the Most Reverend Fr. Marco Tasca, OFM Conv. Friar Tadeusz has posted a nice set of photos from his visits so far, on the Order’s Website. Take a few moments to enjoy them and see if you find some of your favorite friars there. Look around the site and see what is going on with our friars all over the world.
So far, Friar Tadeusz’ visit has taken him to see our friars in Florida (St. Mark Friary – Boynton Beach & St. Lucie Friary – Port St. Lucie), Georgia (St. Philip Benizi Friary – Jonesboro & Holy Cross Friary – Atlanta), North Carolina (St. Anthony Friary – Durham, Blessed Sacrament Friary – Burlington, Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary – Pittsboro & Our Lady of the Angels Friary – Winston-Salem), Washington DC (SS Francis and Clare Friary), parts of Maryland (St. Bonaventure Friary Post Novitiate – Silver Spring, St. Joseph Cupertino Friary – Ellicott City, St. Casimir Friary, St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Friary & Immaculate Heart of Mary Friary – all in Baltimore), New York (St. Francis of Assisi Friary, St. Maximilian Kolbe Friary and Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home – all in Hamburg/Athol Springs, St. Francis Friary – Syracuse & Immaculate Conception Friary and Senior Friar Residence – Rensselaer).
He is now headed to visit with our friars in Massachusetts (Pope St. John Paul II Friary – Holyoke, St. Stanislaus Friary & St. Hyacinth Senior Friar Residence – Chicopee), Connecticut (Holy Family Infirmary – in Enfield, St. Paul Friary – Kensington & St. Michael Friary – Bridgeport),and the New York City area (St. Adalbert Friary – Elmhurst, Most Holy Trinity Friary – Brooklyn and the Friars of the Polish Custody of St. Maximilian Kolbe – Clifton, NJ)
After traveling back to Rome, he will begin the second part of his visit (July 4-25, 2017) with our Canadian Friars (St. Bonaventure Friary – Toronto ON, St. John Friary – Kingston ON, and then visit with some more of the Friars of the Polish Custody of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Montreal before heading to New Jersey. There his will visit our friars of St. Peter Friary – Point Pleasant Beach, St. Catharine of Siena Friary and the Senior Friars Residence – Seaside Park. Then he is onto Pennsylvania (Mother Cabrini Friary – Shamokin), and back to Maryland to visit the friars of the Portiuncula Friary (Ellicott City) as well as meet with the Province Definitory and several other factions of the province administrative team.
Please keep Friar Fr. Tadeusz Świątkowski, OFM Conv. in your prayers as he heads back to Rome again on July 25, 2017.