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Shaping a future full of hope!

By Sister Mary Mburu. SSND

The  School Sisters of Notre Dame of the Province of Africa  held the PDIC conference  in Accra, Ghana in mid December this year. 308 more words

Province Welcomes Largest Group of Men in Ten Years

Seven men began their first year of formation to Franciscan life in August. During this time of discernment and transition to religious life, they will live in community, participating fully in prayer, Eucharist, meals and ministerial work. 817 more words

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Things that Help Me Discern, Part 3: Being Open

By Daniel Beckham

After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, the following is a final installment of a three-part series on “things that help me discern.” In it, Daniel Beckham, who entered initial formation in Silver Spring, Md., in late August, reflects on some of the ways of “being” that have been helpful in his discernment. 1,321 more words

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Postulant Program Moves to Maryland

By Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM

Following a decision by the Provincial Council at its June meeting, the postulancy program, or first stage of initial formation to friar life, has moved to Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland.  472 more words

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Formation: Student Friars Gather in Maryland for Prayer, Talks, Sharing

by Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM

Most of the men in initial formation for Franciscan life and ministry in Holy Name Province gathered Jan. 6 to 9 for the annual intersession program at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, Md. 399 more words

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Meet Our Postulants

Wilmer Garcia and Junior Joseph have begun their first year of formation in Wilmington, Del. As postulants, the men will discern their calling to friar life by attending workshops and retreats, and visiting ministries throughout the Province. 946 more words

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Novices Receive Habits, Visit From General Minister of Franciscan Order

The novitiate, or second year of formation, is an opportunity for student friars to immerse themselves in Franciscan spirituality, and deepen their relationship with God. Several months into the year, an important milestone occurs when the novices receive the Franciscan habit.  570 more words

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