Visitator School in Rome

SJB friars Fr. Greg Friedman and Fr. Jim Bok and Fr. Gerry Evans from Ireland were among the General Visitators welcomed to Rome November 14 for meetings with Minister General Michael Perry and the General Definitorium.

In his homily for the Opening Mass, Vicar General Julio César Bunader said: "We pray to be prepared to fulfill the office entrusted to us, in accordance with the guidelines of the Order. Borrowing the words of the book of the Revelation, I wish ‘grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, Jesus Christ, (1:4-5)’. We present ourselves to God so we might live these days in God’s presence and be enlightened by God’s Word."

Fr. Greg is Visitator for the Custody of St. John the Baptist in Pakistan; Fr. Jim will work with Assumption BVM Province; Fr. Gerry Evans is SJB’s General Visitator. See more photos at the Order's website.

Fr. Gerry and Fr. Greg participated a video of Franciscan Friars from different parts of the world thanking Pope Francis for proclaiming the Year of Mercy. Scroll down to view it.