On September 10-12, 2019, the friars of the Provincial Custody of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in Canada, of the Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in Poland (Gdańsk), held the first part of their Custodial Chapter at the Our Lady of Częstochowa Friary in Montreal, Canada.
Friar Tomasz RYŁKO, the Vicar Provincial of the Gdansk Province, presided over the Chapter. Friar Jude Winkler, the Assistant General for the Conventual Franciscan Federation (CFF) was also present.
The Custody has three friaries and one filial house in the Montreal area. The friars are also present in three friaries in the United States (Clifton, New Jersey; Bridgeport, Connecticut; and Boston, Massachusetts). The friars mainly serve the spiritual needs of the Polish emigrant population in Canada and the United States.
Friar Józef BŁASZAK was re-elected as Custos for his second term. Friar Dariusz SZURKO was chosen as the Vicar Custos. Other members of the Custodial Definitory include Friars Władysław MATEJEK, Jan ŁEMPICKI and Wacław SOKOŁOWSKI. Friar Władysław MATEJEK was chosen to serve as the Custodial Exactor and Econom.
The second part of the Chapter will begin on September 17, 2019.
Friar Jude WINKLER, Assistant General for the CFFWe cannot display this gallery