Consistent with our Franciscan charism and tradition of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our province has been progressing in our efforts to more fully tap into this devotion from our Kolbean heritage, through the example of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv., and the continued efforts of his Militia of the Immaculata’s (M.I.) unconditional consecration to the Immaculate. Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv., who serves as our Province MI Assistant, has had to postpone the 23rd & 24th stops on our Province M.I Initiative Tour of our pastoral ministries. He hopes to reschedule the April 18-19, 2020 Tour Stop #23 at St. Casimir Church as well as the April 25-26, 2020 Tour Stop #24 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (Baltimore, MD). Friar Jobe’s scheduled stops on this tour hope to continue through October of 2020 and hopes to be able to resume the schedule after the pandemic crisis has past.