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From August 22-26, the seven Ministers Provincial and their Councils met at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center near Chicago, Illinois, to discuss revitalization and restructuring. Read the final document from these meetings here.

Read the The Joint Message from the U.S. Franciscan Family for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, signed by many communities of friars, sisters and seculars, which was posted on August 2, Feast of the Portiuncula.

Friar Jorge Hernandez's ordination on June 24 was covered by the Roswell Daily Record

The Franciscans serving in New Mexico who were named Missionaries of Mercy by Pope Francis are featured in two recently published articles:

New videos posted on our Youtube Channel from the Blessing, Dedication and Inaugural Symposium of a Blessing Place, the new Provincial Archives, and of Fr. Jack Clark Robinson, OFM, being interviewed for The Archbishop's Hour, broadcast on Catholic Radio.

Media Coverage of the Blessing and Dedication of the new Provincial Archives:

Br. Bruce Michalek, OFM, reports from Vietnam (2016):

Read the document from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life: Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church.

The Voice of the Southwest - Fr. Andres Gallegos, OFM, is featured in an article.