Summer with Our Student Friars

Featuring friar Raad Eshoo, OFM Conv.

During the Summer Break from studies, the student friars of our province spend time in our varied ministries. In late May, friar Raad Eshoo, OFM Conv. was welcomed by our friars residing in St. Philip Benizi Friary, in Jonesboro, GA, where he will spend time assisting at the parish, until he returns to his studies. This morning, friar Raad joined Fr. John Koziol, OFM Conv. (Pastor – St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church & 2022-2026 Province Definitor) and the parishioners present, in Morning Prayers before Mass. He then presented a reflection on prayer, during Morning Mass.
Keep listening to God’s Voice in your life.”

In 2020, friar Raad spent the Summer Break with our friars in Syracuse, NY.
Learn more about friar Raad’s life and vocation story in Friar Rick’s interview with him featured on a July 2020 “Tau Talks.”


Friar Raad is one of eight currently simply professed student friars of our province.  If you would like more information on life as a Franciscan Friar Conventual of Our Lady of the Angels Province, email our Province Vocation Directors, Br. Nick Romeo, OFM Conv. & Fr. Manny Vasconcelos, OFM Conv., at More information can also be found at

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