Post-Novitiate Mid-Year Retreat

Pictured (L-R): Friar Rich Rome, OFM Conv., friar Jonathan Zenteno, OFM Conv., friar Edgar Varela, OFM Conv., Fr. Jacob Corazo, OFM Conv. (Assistant Formation Director and a friar of St. Joseph Cupertino Province, in California), Fr. Michael Zielke, OFM Conv. (Formation Director), friar Sebastian De Backer, OFM Conv., friar Raad Eshoo, OFM Conv., and Fr. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv. (Assistant General for the CFF, of our Order ~ The CFF is the Conventual Franciscan Federation, which includes Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the U.S.A.).

March 6-10. 2023: Our province’s student friars in Post-Novitiate Formation, at St. Bonaventure Friary, in Silver Spring, MD gathered for a mid-year retreat to the Priestfield Pastoral Center, in Kearneysville, WV. For more information on formation and vocations with Franciscan Friars Conventual in the USA, visit or email our Province Vocation Directors, at

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