On August 2, 2014, on the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula, Sister Beth Konkol, SSJ-TOSF was received as an affiliated member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Barbara.
Brother Peter Boegel, Father John Hardin, Father Anthony Garibaldi, and Brother Jeff Macnab traveled from Oakland, California to the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis Motherhouse in Stevens Point, WI for the reception ceremony.
The Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Barbara is an order of Franciscan men who serve in peace and social justice ministries, educational settings, retreat centers, parishes and mission lands around the world. Sister Beth worked as the Executive Assistant to the Provincial Minister for 11 years.
During her time with the Friars, Sister Beth was very much at home with this wonderful order of Franciscan men. They embraced this unique opportunity for collaboration between Franciscan Brothers and Sisters. When speaking of her experience, Sr. Beth states "These men are truly my Brothers".
Photo from Left to Right: Brother Jeff Macnab, Director of Initial Formation; Father Anthony Garibaldi, Formation Secretariat; Sr. Beth Konkol, SSJ-TOSF; Father John Hardin, Provincial Minister; Brother Peter Boegel, Secretary of the Province