October 5, 2017: Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and former president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, found time during a Catholic U – Washington DC speaking engagement, to visit Friar John Burkhard, OFM Conv. one of his professors from his time in study at our province’s former St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary.
Fr. John and our friars of the St. Bonaventure Friary – Post Novitiate Formation Community in Silver Spring enjoyed a wonderful visit after Cardinal Turkson contacted our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. to arrange the impromptu get-together.