On October 12-17, 2021, the Conventual Franciscan Federation (CFF) gathered at the Mexican American Catholic College Center (MACC) in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The main topics of discussion concerned the future redimensioning of the Jurisdictions of the United States, formation issues, Franciscan Voice (an Internet site), a fund to sponsor a chair in Franciscan Studies in Durham, Great Britain, and other related issues. Friar Michael LASKY, the Federation’s representative for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (GPIC), gave a report on various projects, as did Friar Roberto MACIA concerning a new Franciscan Studies Course.
Given that this was the last assembly of the mandate for the four US Provincials and the Custos of Great Britain/Ireland, the last days of the gathering were spent visiting sites of interest in the San Antonio area. These included the church in Panna Maria, Texas, the earliest Polish community in the US, which was founded by Friar Leopold MOCZYGEMBA, one of the first Conventual Franciscan friars in the United States. He arrived from Germany in 1854.
Friar Jude WINKLER, Assistant General for the CFF