Pray for Us!
Peace be with you!
My name is Nader Ata. I am a Conventual Franciscan Friar of the Our Lady of Angels Province, USA. I am a transitional deacon preparing for Priesthood Ordination in the fall.
Seeking to live with Franciscan Joy each and every day!
*All of photos on this blog were taken by me unless noted otherwise. Please ask permission before using them. Thank You!*
*Also I am not the greatest speller or writer in the world, so please let me know if something is misspelled. Thank you!"
Monday, July 14, 2008
It is official...
...After 3 days of both fraternal and prayerful gatherings the Immaculate Conception and the St. Anthony of Padua Provinces have voted overwhelmingly - 86.5% to become one Province. After years of ministering to the needs of German speaking Catholics (IC) and the needs of Polish speaking Catholics (SA) together both provinces will unite again as one to better serve the needs of the Church and to aid in building greater fraternity within the community. For the past 40 years we have been dating, courting, and ministering with each other and now the much needed preparation for the "wedding" by 2014 can occur. Below is a picture of the SA Provincial Michael Kolodziej, the Minister General of the whole Conventual Order Marco Tasca, and IC Provincial Justin Biase - also a picture of the the friars who were present at the Assembly.