November 20, 2009

Conventual Franciscans elect provincial

Conventual Franciscan Father James KentConventual Franciscan Father James Kent was recently elected minister provincial of the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation, which is based at Mount St. Francis.

Father James has served as the vicar provincial since 2005. For the last two years, he has been the acting-provincial.

In March, he will be formally installed as minister provincial by the order’s minister general, Father Marco Tasca, during their provincial chapter at Mount St. Francis.

Father James entered the Conventual Franciscans in 1984, and has been assigned to parish and retreat ministry. For many years, he served as the province’s vocation director.

As minister provincial, Father James will be responsible for the oversight of the province, which extends throughout the Midwest and Southwest. The province also has with missions in Central America, Africa and Scandinavia. †

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