The Conventual Franciscan Friars from Silver Spring, Maryland traveled to the Capuchin College in Washington, D.C. for Mass and dinner with friars from various branches of the Franciscan family, creating a group of about 70 men who are inspired by the life and work of St. Francis of Assisi.
Many of the Franciscans at the Mass and dinner know each other from classes at The Catholic University of America. The dinner was an opportunity for them to spend more time together without having to hurry to another class. Prayer and conversations at the get-together inspired and informed all the gathered men to live up to their fullest potential.
The Conventual Franciscans’ friary in Silver Spring is their Order’s formation house. Many of the friars who call it home are in the early stages of their lives as Conventual Franciscans. They are studying for degrees, praying and talking with their formation director, learning more about their Order and taking on service ministries in and around Washington, D.C.
(Source of image with story: OLA Province.)