Fr. Jim Kent, Minister Provincial, visited with the Custody of Mary, Mother of the Poor (MMP) early in March. In 2012 the friars of MMP voted in favor of beginning a process for MMP and the Delegation in Costa Rica (currently partnered with Immaculate Conception Province) to become one jurisdiction by 2017.
While there, Fr. Jim got the chance to meet the MMP Postulants. These young men are taking their first steps in formation. Postulancy is the period of immersion into the Franciscan way of life, including common prayer, classes on Franciscan topics, outreach ministries to the poor, and regular participation in Franciscan events.