One of our province’s simply professed student friars, friar Fabian Adderley, OFM Conv. (second from left) was recently given a scholarship to attend the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG). The four day conference was held in Washington DC and organized by the USCCB The Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development (JPHD), which promotes awareness of Catholic social teaching and opportunities to live the Baptismal call to love God and neighbor. In collaboration with seven additional USCCB departments and fifteen National Catholic organizations, the gathering of Catholic social ministry leaders in the U.S. annually brings together hundreds of participants whose faith inspires them to respond to pressing current domestic and global challenges relating to poverty, war, injustice and the promotion of human life and dignity.
Friar Fabian served as a Delegate to the Diversity Outreach Initiative (DOI), which seeks to develop leaders from diverse Catholic communities for ministry in the Church, encouraging members to lift up the richness and diversity of their gifts in a shared mission. Leaders from under-represented ethnic, racial and disability communities working in Catholic institutions were be eligible for limited financial assistance.
Friar Fabian is currently continuing his academic studies, while living in community with other friar students from different provinces, in the San Damiano Friary, in San Antonio, TX. At left, you will find friar Fabian second from left and Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Gary Johnson, OFM Conv. fourth from left, celebrating Mass in the friary chapel with their confreres there.
Friar Gary serves as Guardian & Director of the San Damiano Friary, as well as a member of the Our Lady of the Angels Province Definitory.
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