In May 2014, the Conventual Franciscans’ Immaculate Conception Province and St. Anthony of Padua Province will unite to form a new jurisdiction called Our Lady of Angels Province. This province will encompass the eastern United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, as well as Great Britain and Ireland.
Our Lady of Angels Province will reinvigorate the friars’ Franciscan spirit and allow them to better serve communities across the United States and beyond. The province’s new Minister Provincial will be Friar James McCurry. He was elected during an election period the votes for which were counted on March 6, 2014.
Friar James is currently the Minister Provincial of St. Anthony of Padua Province. He is an eminent Mariologist and a specialist on St. Maximilian Kolbe who gathered evidence for the Vatican to make a case for the well-known Franciscan’s canonization. A talented writer and homilist, Friar James cares for his Franciscan brothers deeply and will always be present to their needs.
(Source: OFM Conv.)