Serving while in Formation

The majority our friars in the Post Novitiate stage of formation (Simply Professed) live in community in the St. Bonaventure Friary, in Silver Spring, MD, while continuing their education at the Catholic University of America, in Washington DC. However, two of our Post Novitiate friars, friar Antonio Moualeu, OFM Conv. and friar Fabian Adderley, OFM Conv. live in community in the San Damiano Friary, in San Antonio Tx, in order to continue their studies. Friar Antonio is finishing his doctoral program in Engineering. Friar Fabian is a student at the University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio, TX.
Both friars continue to spend time serving in varied ministries; an integral part of their 3 stages of formation (Postulancy, Novitiate & Post Novitiate).
On the first weekend in February 2020 at a local parish, friar Fabian was able to convey the Blessing of Throats in anticipation of the Feast Day of St. Blaise (February 3rd). St. Blaise is known as the patron saint of throat ailments, physicians, veterinarians, wool combers, those in the wool industry, and as an intercessor against attacks of wild animals.
If you feel called to add an inquiry into life as a Franciscan Friar Conventual of our province to your discernment journey, or if you simply want more information, visit our Vocation Page.

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