It is with great joy that I announce that the First Order has appointed Fr. Benny Vincent, ofm cap, as our new Regional Spiritual Assistant. Many of you already know Fr. Benny from his participation in our conferences in Cacouna, or his presentations in Area and local fraternity meetings.
For those of you who don’t know him here is a brief bio in his own words and a photo: "I am Br. Benny Vincent Punnassery, a capuchin Franciscan of Indian origin, ministering in Quebec for the last ten years. I professed my solemn vows in 2007 and was ordained priest the same year. Apart from the customary academic courses of a capuchin friar and that of an ordained minister, I have an active interest in the realm of the new media communications. I feel honored and happy to walk with you all in the role of the regional spiritual assistant of your fraternity."
Br. Benny as he likes to be called, is trilingual (French, English and his own Indian Dialect) and his exposure to our OFS has fostered a mutual respect and affection. He hopes to meet all of you in the next year or two as he juggles his responsibilities with the capuchins and the ofs. - Michel David, ofs, Regional Minister