The August 22, 2017 many of our province friars were on hand at the dedication of our new “International” St. André Bessette Friary, in Ottawa, ON included the second of our Province Masses, Celebrating the Centenary of The Militia of the Immaculata (MI). It was celebrated at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Church (Venier, ON), where Fr. Dominic Lim, OFM Conv., a resident friar of the St. André Bessette Friary who serves there as pastor. Our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. was the principal celebrant and homilist at the 5:00 p.m. Mass and the Archbishop of Ottawa, The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J. also presided. Following the Mass, the Archbishop blessed and dedicated the new friary in honor of St. André Bessette (Brother André).
August 1, 2017 article on St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv. written by our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv.