Dr. Aaron Hollander, Ph.D. has joined the staff as an Associate Director. Dr. Hollander has his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Master's degree from the Irish School of Ecumenics.
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement from all over the world gathered together in Maryland for the 18th General Chapter Meeting. This meeting takes place every five years and lasts for ten days. During this time of reflection and prayer, the Friars elect new councilors to serve as the Board of Directors for the Friars worldwide throughout their five-year term.
On Friday, October 4th, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will hold their 26th Annual Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, where over two hundred and fifty guests will be in attendance.
We are excited to welcome three collegiate men—Kevin Marston, Dave Sebastian and Dalton LaTessa—to discern the call to religious life as participants in Franciscan for the Summer. Franciscan for the Summer is an eight-week immersion from mid-June to mid-August for college-aged men to discern religious life with the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and participate in one of their ministries.
Once again, the artwork of Br. Ted Novak, SA was selected to be included in a collaborative immersive art experience at Garrison Art Center. The installation is entitled Hello, Neighbor: A Look Into the World of Others & Into Other Worlds.
In April, while Fr. Emil Tomaskovic, SA and members of the Mission Support staff were hosting a Benefactor Appreciation Day in San Antonio, they stopped to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Atonement. This year is the Centennial Anniversary of the Catholic Church recognizing Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Atonement, and a special visit was in order.