Padraig Breheny, Niall O’Connell, Joe Condren (Vicar), Aidan McGrath (Minister Provincial), Stephen O’Kane, David Collins.

At their Provincial Chapter in Franciscan College, Gormanston, the friars have elected a new leadership team to lead them over the coming years.

Along with Minister Provincial, Aidan McGrath, and Vicar Provincial, Joe Condren, four Definitors were chosen to form the Provincial Definitory or Council – Niall O’Connell, Stephen O’Kane, Padraig Breheny and David Collins.

During the Chapter, inspired by the prophetic actions and words of Pope Francis, the friars recommitted themselves to reaching out with renewed zeal toward those who live on the margins of our society, as we share the Gospel of Joy with courage and compassion.

St Francis wrote that those chosen to be superiors were “ministers and servants” of their brothers called to “wash their feet” in a spirit of humble service.

We pray for those chosen to serve their brothers and we ask for prayers for them.