Welcome New Postulants!

2019 Class of the InterProvincial Postulancy with Our Lady of the Angels Province friar & Postulancy Director – Fr. Brad Milunski, OFM Conv. (left) and St. Bonaventure Province friar & Postulancy Associate Director – Fr. Paul Schneider, OFM Conv. (right)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019: During Evening Prayer in Chicago’s St. Bonaventure Friary, home of our North American InterProvincial Postulancy, five men were officially welcomed into initial formation as Franciscan Friars Conventual Postulants: Anthony Ruffolo (St. Bonaventure Province), Zakary Navarrette (Our Lady of Consolation Province), Wayne Mulei (St. Joseph Cupertino Province) and for our province – Michael Murphy Boes & Edgar Ivan Varela.
In addition to the new postulants, Kyle Gregg (Our Lady of Consolation Province) also returns as a second-year postulant. Our province has a third postulant. Jonathan Garcia Zenteno will be arriving in August and will serve his postulancy stage of formation with our student friars in the St. Bonaventure Friary, in Silver Spring, MD. More photos from his Welcoming will be added to this post after his arrival. Please keep all of these men in your continued prayers.


As a Welcoming to the Fraternity, the Minister Provincials conveyed a San Damiano Crucifix to each postulant of their province.

Friar James, Michael and Edgar take a photo with our Province Prefect of Formation – Fr. Mark Szanyi, OFM Conv., who was also able to attend the Fraternal Welcoming.

Read more about our three 2019 Postulants



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