Provincial Visit to the Novitiate

Franciscan Fraternity

On March 16, 2019, our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (pictured top right) presented a seminar on “Franciscans & Mariology” at our Order’s Novitiate in Arroyo Grande, California. Novices from other Franciscan Orders, including Capuchin and Observant Friars, joined our Franciscan Friars Conventual for an enlightening experience of Franciscan “ecumenism.”

Franciscan Friars Conventual currently in formation at the Novitiate:
friar Antonio Moualeau, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province), friar Raad Eshoo, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province) – 3rd from top right, friar Joseph Krondon, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angles Province), friar Kyle Banks, OFM Conv. (Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody), friar Peter Flynn, OFM Conv. (Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody) – 5th from bottom left, and friar Matthew Bradley (St. Bonaventure Province) – 3rd from top left.

Serving there as formation leadership are two more of our friars; Fr. Alexander Cymerman, OFM Conv. and Fr. Maurice Richard, OFM Conv. – Assistant Director. The Director of the Novitiate is Br. Joseph Wood, OFM Conv. of the St. Bonaventure Province.

friar Joseph Krondon, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province Novice) was missing from the top photo. He was probably working hard in the kitchen.

Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Alexander Cymerman, OFM Conv. (center) provides a wise voice of experience for the Novices.

Br. Joe Wood, OFM Conv. (St. Bonaventure Province) is the Director of the Noviciate. he is pictured here with friar Kyle Banks, OFM Conv. (Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody), friar Antonio Moualeu, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province) and Fr. Maurice (Moe) Richard, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province), who serves as Assistant Director.

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