August 25, 2019: Our Order’s Minister General – Most Reverend Fr. Carlos Trovarelli, OFM Conv. (2nd from right), Assistant General for the FAMC – Friar Benedetto Seung-jae Baek, OFM Conv. (far right), and our Minister Provincial, Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (center) were in Bangalore, India for the Inauguration and Blessing of the new St. Bonaventure Franciscan Ashram Seminary. Our Province, Our Lady of the Angels, was the principal benefactor funding the construction of the 42-room building.
The Second Part of the Ceremony took place in the Dining Hall, where our Minister Provincial, Friar James, gave an inspiring message and blessed the Cross to place on the Dining Hall wall (below).
Friar Carlos, Friar Benedetto and Friar James celebrated Holy Mass with post-novitiate philosophy students in the very cramped chapel (below) of their 4-room rented house without indoor bathroom facilities. They now will be moving into the newly built seminary.