On November 8-12, 2018, the Franciscans International Board of Directors held its last meeting of the year in New York.

The Board is made up of representatives of the six Franciscan families, the Anglican Franciscan confraternity, and the Executive Director of Franciscans International (FI). The General Delegate for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (GPIC), Friar Joseph BLAY, represented the Conventual Franciscan family.
The Board reviewed the FI charter, the four-year strategic plan and approved its budget for 2019.
New personnel at the New York office came to meet with the Board, as well. On Saturday, November 11, the Board spent the first half of the day meeting and interacting with the Franciscan Families in and around New York.
On November 13, Friar Joseph BLAY attended a “Friars’ Day” of the Province of Our Lady of the Angels in the USA, celebrated in Enfield, Connecticut. It was an occasion to meet with some friars who worked in Ghana and to discuss some GPIC issues.

Friar Joseph BLAY