Friar Brad Milunski is the vicar provincial for the Conventual Franciscan Friars’ Our Lady of the Angels Province, a jurisdiction in the eastern United States as well as Canada and a number of other locations. He was born in Amsterdam, New York.
Recently, Friar Bard travelled to Italy for three weeks as a leader of the Solemn Vows Pilgrimage. Nineteen Franciscans from the three branches of the First Order joined Friar Brad on this journey. Spending time in Rome, Assisi and other locations in Italy that played a significant role in St. Francis of Assisi’s life brought the friars closer to God and deepened their understanding of their vocations.
The friars who are preparing for Solemn Vows from the United States and the United Kingdom met with Friar James McCurry for the final week of their Solemn Vows Pilgrimage. Friar James is the Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province and comes originally from Ludlow, Massachusetts.
Living in the Convent at Rivotorto, a short drive down Monte Subasio from Assisi, they continued to reflect on the intricacies of Franciscan life. This was appropriate because the first brothers who started to follow and live with St. Francis of Assisi gathered at Rivotorto and formed what Friar James calls a “protoconvent”.
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