Monday, July 1, 2019: In the presence of most our the Our Lady of the Angels Province Definitors, Novice Christopher M. Fernández & FMA staff members – Reilly Gates and Joseph Hamilton – Director of Mission Advancement (below), our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. and our Province Secretary, Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv. blessed nearly 6,000 philosophy and theology books bound for the Order’s seminary in Accra, Ghana (left). Collected over the course of three months through the Province Franciscan Mission Association (FMA) office, locted in Ellicott City, MD, these books were donated by friars, friaries, and ministries of our province, as well as friaries of other North American Franciscan Friars Conventual Provinces, and Diocesan friends of friars. The effort to collect books for the seminary in Ghana has exceeded our effort two years ago to collect books for the seminary in Sri Lanka.