Br Tom and Br Ambrose are moving to Los Angeles. Br Richard Jonathan is coming to live at Little Portion with a couple of novices. Br. Eric Michael who was a novice at Little Portion Friary will return in August as Brother in Charge (BIC) until a new guardian is elected next May. Br Leo is feeling better. Br Dunstan will be going to Trinidad in November.
And it is with deep sadness that I tell you that the friars beloved Mickey died on May 26. His lung condition was beyond any further treatment and he was suffering something awful. He was truly, like all our beloved pets, a member of the family.
"Some other friends of mine have been discussing the idea of retiring the use of the term "pets." As Franciscans perhaps it is time to think of using a term like companion animals, since "pet" denotes ownership. My understanding is that we have guardianship, but not ownership, in relation to our companion animals." - Dan Johsnon
Please keep the brothers in your prayers as always. If some of the names are unfamiliar their photographs may be found HERE.