In 2017, a gift from the Franciscan Mission Association helped support the formation program of the Franciscan Friars Conventual in Uganda. From promotion and advertising to hosting “come and see” weekends for prospective postulatants, to receiving novices and solemenly professed friars, through to priestly ordination for some, the process of education and formation into Franciscan religious life is challenging. With the financial support of the Franciscan Mission Association, educating the 16 young men who are in the formation program this year has been made a little easier. With your prayers and generous donations, we will continue to help the Franciscans in Uganda strengthen the Order and strengthen the Church.
Fr. Edward Wambua, OFM Conv. with Eucharist in procession
In 2012, the Uganda mission’s first native vocation, friar Steven Lumbuye, was invested with gray habit of the Franciscan Friars Conventual.
Brother Steven Lumbuye, newly invested with the Franciscan habit.
Through the generosity of the friends and benefactors of the FMA, a new class of African novices begin their lives as Franciscan Friars in 2017.