The Election of Br. Jürgen Neitzert as Definitor General

Br. Jürgen Neitzert, OFM, (Province of St. Elizabeth, Germany) was elected Definitor General on Monday, September 11th, 2017, serving until the end of this sexennium. Br. Jürgen was born in Mayen, Germany, on July 1st, 1959. He received the Franciscan habit on October 4th, 1978, made First Profession on October 4th, 1979, and made Solemn Profession as a member of the Province of the Holy Magi, Cologne, on November 19th, 1982. Br. Jürgen is a nurse by profession, and in 2006 he completed studies in philosophy and sociology, holding Masters degrees in philosophy and Islamic Studies from Cologne University. In 2008, he concluded studies in inter-cultural pedagogy. He has served as Provincial Definitor, has ministered in Initial Formation, and has for many years been engaged in various initiatives and projects in the field of Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation. He has been a member of the Order’s international committee on ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue since 2015.

We warmly congratulate Br. Jürgen and pray that his service to all the friars of the Order will be fruitful and fulfilling.