Consistent with our Franciscan charism and tradition of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our province is promoting opportunities to more fully tap into a 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. In order to better promote M.I. among the faithful served through the ministries of our friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv., our Province MI Assistant, has completed the 26th 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 February 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.
The 26th stop of the M.I. Initiative Tour, to promote Marian consecration and membership in the M.I., took place over the weekend of September 25-26, 2021, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, in Johnstown, PA. The pastor, Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv. and the faithful at all three weekend Masses were keenly aware of the need for the Immaculate’s help and protection since they are not far from Shankesville and the Flight 93 National Memorial. In the above photo along with Friar Anthony Francis and Friar Jobe are some of the parishioners of St. Francis Parish and new members of the M.I.