Given the lifting of many pandemic restrictions,
the remainder of the M.I. Initiative Tour has resumed.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. With a view to promoting consecration to the Immaculate among the faithful served through the ministries of our friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv., who serves as our Province MI Assistant, has completed the 23rd successful and rewarding stop on our Province M.I Initiative Tour of our pastoral ministries. Friar Jobe’s revised scheduled stops on this tour will continue through January of 2022. Keep him and all those he greets in your prayers, as he continues to preach at the Masses to encourage the faithful to consecrate themselves to the Immaculate, and to enroll in the M.I._______________________It only seemed fitting that the M.I. Initiative resume its tour of our Franciscan pastoral sites on the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 14-15, 2021). Our 23rd stop was at the National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda, New York. While the number of faithful may have seemed fewer due to the recent uptick in Covid cases, their reception of the message of entrustment to Mary and enrolment in the M.I. was enthusiastic and very appreciative. Some of our new M.I. members are pictured here with Fr. Jobe.
National Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine (Fonda, NY)