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From around the Order locally and abroad

 

May 1, 2018

From the 30th April till 4th May, 2018, the Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Bonaventure Province (Mid-west USA, and Australia) met in Chicago for their Provincial Chapter. Held every four years, the Provincial Chapter is a time for the friars of the province to com...

On the 10th June, 2017, the Conventual Franciscan Friars in Australia and the Parish of St. Joseph's Springvale, VIC, were very excited to welcome Most Rev. Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne, to bless and officially reopen the new church building. The celebration of...

It has been announced that our Provincial Delegate for Australia, Br. Joseph Wood OFM Conv. has been assigned to a new position as the Novice Director for the English speaking conference of the Order. The Novitiate is currently located in Arroyo Grande, California, in...

From the 27th - 29th September, all the Conventual Franciscan Friars from each of our national locations came together in Kellyville, NSW, to share in fraternity, prayer, news on ministries and studies, and some recreation. We were also very honoured to have the Bishop...

At St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, Dingley Village VIC, during evening prayer for the Solemnity of the great Franciscan Theologian and Doctor of the Church, St. Bonaventure (Patron of our Province), Friar Jerome Mary Westenberg OFM Conv. renewed his Simple Vows into the h...

A New Bishop for Parramatta!

 

 

It was announced today, 5th May 2016, that  Pope Francis named our brother, Friar Vincent Long Van Nguyen, as the new Ordinary for the Diocese of Parramatta. Friar Vincent had been serving as Auxiliary  Bishop for the Archdiocese of Melbou...

December 28, 2015

Kellyville, N.S.W. (Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, & Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents)

 

Today we celebrated The Feast of the Holy Innocents.

 

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. the Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne celebrated Mass at OLR parish followed by a Ros...

December 26, 2015

 

Christmas at the Shrine was a morning of fun for the whole family.

 

The day started with a Christmas carol sing along and the blessing of the baby Jesus from the family’s home Nativity sets. For the children we had free face painting, all children that got their face...

August 26, 2015

 

 

 

‘I was one of the boat people who escaped from South Vietnam.’

 

During migration awareness month [August], the new Australian Catholic Bishops Conference delegate for migrants and refugees, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen ofm conv, shared his journey from survival as...

July 26, 2015

 

 

On the 24th July, 2015, in the Chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Friar Luke Fonkalsrud professed his simple vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, into the hands of the provincial of the 'St. Bonaventure' province, Fr. Michael Zielke,...

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December 26, 2015

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