Intercultural Brotherhood in a Globalized World

Attendees of the Province Assembly after Mass.

The friars of OLC province met for their bi-annual assembly from July 9-12, 2012 at St. Meinrad Archabbey. The theme centered on the formation of “intercultural” brotherhood. Franciscan brothers from Africa, Central America, India and Mexico participated.


L to R: Friars Jesmond Panapparambil, Kizito Nyendwa, Enrique Hernandez Montoya


Br. Angelo Catania (OLC friar) assists Fr. Alfred Parambakathu in the preparation of the gifts.

The days focused on listening to and learning from the cultural experiences of each other. This was pursued with a view toward mutual and cultural enrichment of global fraternal life.

Front Row L to R: Friars German Chirino Calix, Juniper Cummings, Enrique Hernandez Montoya, Grevin Oliver Sierra Rivera, Isidoro Mejia Hernandez, Leo Payyappilly. Back Row L to R: Friars George Munjanattu, Jose Guadalup Matus Castillo, Jesmond Panapparambil, Kizito Nyendwa, Mathews Kasongo, Francisco Munoz, Enrique Montero, Alfred Parabakathu, John Pozhathuparambil