Franciscan friars in our Province

The friars serve the local Church in many different ways, below is a brief description of our Friars:

Tony Thouard, Provincial Definitor

Br Tony is the Parish priest of the Boksburg Parish, as well as a counselor for the archbishop of Johannesburg looking after the Evangelization office.

Vumile Nogemane, Provincial Definitor

Br Vumile is the Secretary of formation and also looks after the Postulants in Grahamstown where he assists in the parish and university as well

Peter Wilson, Provincial definitor

Br Peter is the parish Priest in the Grahamstown community as well as the Guardian.

E-mail: tonyofm@vaal.net

E-mail: nogemane@gmail.com

E-mail: friarpb@gmail.com

Ashley Tillek, Provincial definitor

Br Ashley is the Provincial Bursar as well as the Director of La Verna Franciscan Retreat Centre.

E-mail: admin@laverna.co.za

Nkosinathi Njoko, Provincial definitor

Br Nkosinathi is the Parish priest of Driefontein in Ladysmith. He is also looking after the young men who joined us in there first year the aspirants

E-mail: nathi4life2000@yahoo.com

Graham Bouwer, Provincial Secretary

Br Graham is the Provincial secretary and is living at the “Kraal” which is also now the Franciscan Provincialatus .

E-mail: frgrahamofm@gmail.com

David Barnard, Minister Provincial

Br. David has been asked this time round by the General to look after the Province in South Africa. He is a local Friar from the Diocese of Kokstad and has been ordained a priest in the Order.

E-mail: db_ofm@yahoo.co.uk

William (Bill) Lovett, Vicar Provincial

Br Bill comes from Ireland and is a Kerry man. He is Br . David's right hand man and is at present the parish priest in Newlands East.

E-mail: none

Jack O’Dea

Br Jack (Egbert) is one of our senior friars and is currently resident in Maria Telgte Mission in Kokstad Diocese

Br John is one of our senior friars and is currently resident in Maria Telgte Mission in Kokstad Diocese

John Kerr

Liam McDermott

Br Liam is the vicar at La Verna Franciscan Retreat Centre. He looks after the spiritual side of the life of the friars and people at La Verna

Br. Stan is resident at the St Francis Care Centre. This is just one of the many places he founded to help the people he has served over the years.

Stan Brennan

Robert Stewart

Br Robert is at present the assistant parish priest in Boksburg but he is also the chaplain to the Poor Clares in Africa and this keeps him busy.

Br Myles is retired to the Boksburg Community where he assists the community with nearly everything from saying Mass to cooking

Myles Russell

Ignatius Gleeson

Br Ignatius has spend many years in both La Verna And the Kraal. He is now retired to the Boksburg community and is resident in St Francis Care Centre

Br Gerry is the Parish priest in Reiger Park . He is a member of the Boksburg community and is also in charge of the JPIC group of the Friars in South Africa

Gerry O’Reilly

Rodgers Sihlobo

Br Rodger is resident in the Grahamstown Community. He is the assistant of Br Peter in the parish and looks after numerous outstations.

Br Mbongeni is the Moderator of Ongoing formation and is at present  resident in the Besters Formation Community

Mbongeni Mokoena

Sipho Zikhali

Br Sipho is the guardian to Besters house and is also the parish priest in Besters.

Br Bheki is assistant to Br Nkosinathi in the Besters Formation House

Bheki Ntobela

Thabo Sefoli

Br Thabo is at present resident in the La Verna Community and is assistant to Br Ashley in the retreat centre

Resident in Durban and looking after the children in the orphanage

Eunan Dooley

Makhomba Khanyile

Br Makhomba is the Parish priest in Vanderbijlpark. He is the outgoing Minister Provincial.

Br Chris is the guardian of the friars in Durban. He is also in full time retreat ministry and works with the Vocation animation team

Christopher Neville

Sizwe Mkhonza

Br Sizwe is at present parish priest in Eshowe diocese. He is also the vicar of the community there.

Br Sandile is the assistant to Br Mawethu in the Hardenberg (Maluti) community. He looks after two parishes in the area.

Sandile Madotyeni

Gilberto Texeira

Br. Gilberto a friar serving for the Mozambique custody is the parish priest in Pretoria West where he looks after the Portuguese community.

Br. Benen the Parish priest in Ezakheni in Ladysmith. He is a member of that community

Benen Fahy

Mawethu Potolwana

Br Mawethu is the Parish priest in Hardenberg (Maluti) as well as the guardian of the friars in the area

Br Clement lives and works in the Sebokeng are. He is the Parish priest of Bophelong and Biopatong.

Clement Kholopa

Tony Hardiman

Br Tony is the guardian of the Ladysmith community, he also serves as parish priest in the local township.

Br Dominic is an assistant parish priest in the Vanderbijlpark community. He is also involved in the retreat ministry as well as the SFO in Gauteng.

Dominic Hession

John Carpenter

Br John resides in Ladysmith and assists in the community there.

Br Tom is member of the Ladysmith community, but reside in Wasbank and looks after the parish there.

Thomas Tshabalala

Aaron Nakufa

Br Aaron is the assistant to Br. Bill in Newlands East and West. He resides in the Newlands East community.

Br Jeff, is the Master of Franciscan Students and is resident with the students at the Kraal in Pretoria.

Jeff Jawaheer

Hyacinth Ennis

Br Hyacinth is the Parish Priest of Pius X parish in Waterkloof Pretoria. He is also the university chaplain

Br Finbarr is the assistant to Br Hyacinth and also assists in the university apostolate. He is resident at Waterkloof Pius X Parish.

Finbarr Flanagan

John Allen Green

Br John is the Parish priest of the Ladysmith community and is also resident in the community

Br Evenie, is our Vocations Animator, together with Br Christopher Neville. He is currently resident at the student house in Pretoria . He also assist with the SFO in the area.

Evenie Turner

Christopher Kiernan

Br Christopher is the guardian of the Student house where he resides.

Br Anselm is the Guardian of the Santa Sophia Community. He also teaches part time in UNISA.

Anselm Prior

Bonaventure Hinwood

Br Bonaventure is resident in the student house and is responsible for all the Franciscan Libraries in the Province

Bishop Paschal is retired to Santa Sophia community in Pretoria and assist the community there.

Paschal Rowland

Mbulelo Sikotoyi

Br Mbulelo, is resident in Boksburg and helps as assistant Parish priest in the area

Br Nkosana is still resident in Santa Sophia and will shortly be moving on to Hardenberg community. He is preparing for the Deaconate.

Nkosana Nhlapo

Thabo Mabaso

Br. Thabo is still resident at Santa Sohia and will shortly be moving to Sebokeng community. He is preparing for Deaconate.

Br Solomon is resident in Eshowe diocese where he serves as a parish priest.

Solomon Mphela

Lucas Bambazela

Br. Lucas is the guardian of the Vanderbijlpark community. He is also the Parish priest of the Sharpeville community.

Br Paddy, is a member of the Vanderbijlpark community. He is the parish priest of Zone 12 and 14 in Sebokeng. Br Paddy is also a renowned author in South Africa.

Patrick Noonan

Anthony Spencer

Br. Anthony is a member of the Namibian Mission and is a parish priest in Swakopmund.

Br Edwar(Teddy) in the Namibian Mission as well. He was the first Mission Superior and is still the parish Priest in Katatura in Windhoek. He is involved in justice and peace on a full time basis as well.

Edward Lennon

Joe Hund

Br Joe is the Mission superior in Namibia and is also looking after the needs of the Poor Clare sisters in Windhoek

Br Sydney is serving in Namibia Mission ans assist Br Anthony in the Parish of Swakopmund

Sydney Daniels

Br Simphiwe is a member of the Eshowe Diocese community. Here he is looking after a parish and is looking after the Univertsity of KZN students

Simphiwe Kheswa

Br Bernard is a member of the Namibian community but is currently on sick leave in South Africa. He is resident at La Verna for now.

Bernard Hall

Br Siphelele , is at present studying in Rome.

Siphelele Gwanisheni

Br Siphelele , is at present studying in Rome.

Pedro