On June 8-13, 2020, the Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar in Poland (Cracow) celebrated the first part of its Ordinary Provincial Chapter.
Delegates from the Province attended the assembly, which was held in Harmęże near Oświęcim, [Auschwitz] Poland. It was led by Friar Jan MACIEJOWSKI, the Vicar General of the Order.
On Wednesday June 10, Friar Marian GOŁĄB was re-elected to his second term as Minister Provincial.
The members of the new Provincial Definitory are Friar Mariusz KOZIOŁ, Vicar Provincial; Friar Marian MICHASIÓW, Provincial Secretary; Friar Jakub CZAJKA, Provincial Econom, and Friars Radosław KRAMARSKI, Bogdan KOCAŃDA, Paweł SROKA and Marcin GUZIK, Provincial Definitors.
Friar Jacek MICHNO was elected Provincial Exactor. The newly elected Delegates to the General Chapter are Friars Wojciech ULMAN, Jarosław ZACHARIASZ, Adam MĄCZKA, Piotr STANISŁAWCZYK and Dariusz MAZUREK.
At the end of the Chapter, the Minister Provincial entrusted the entire Province to the protection of the Mother of God.
The Province of Cracow has 467 friars who live and serve in nineteen countries around the world (Austria, Bolivia, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, the United States of America, Uganda, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the Vatican, Hungary, Great Britain and Italy). The average age of the friars is forty-nine.
Currently, the Province has two Custodies (Bolivia and Slovakia) and six Delegations (Germany, Paraguay, Peru, Uganda, Ukraine and Uzbekistan). In total, the Province has eighty-three friaries.
Friar Jan M. SZEWEK