Gather and Discern: Your Role in Our New Province

A consultation with friars 65 and under on fraternal life and leadership

Registration for this gathering is now closed.
For questions or to make changes to an existing registration,
please contact Gina Shelton at

July 25-29, 2022
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road,
Kansas City, USA, Missouri 64108

This event will initiate fraternal discernment for two key issues as we pilgrimage to one province. 

Gather to discern….our mission priorities for the new province 

How should we determine mission priorities in the new province?

How would you discern your role in the mission of the new province?

As a new province….

  • Who and where should we serve?
  • How would we minister to them?
  • How should we balance legacy ministries versus new ministries?

Gather to discern…fraternal leadership and governance structures

How should we call forth fraternal leadership for our new province?

How would you like to experience a new approach to fraternal leadership?

As a new province…

  • How should the new province assign friars to mission?
  • How can we support guardians in their spiritual leadership?
  • How can the new provincial administration listen to friars across the country?

For all of the above we will initiate a synodal process that will find expression at the Chapter of Union in October 2023. You are urged to attend and share your voice and vision as we journey to one province. 

Meeting Information

This is an event you will not want to miss!  This gathering will launch the pilgrimage to the new province.  Friars will be consulted about plans for the formation of the new province, and will have the chance to foster relationships with their brothers from different provinces.  The gathering will begin with dinner on the day of arrival and conclude at noon on the final day.

Sleeping Room Information

The US-6 will be sponsoring accommodations. Each friar will be assigned his own private room. Special accommodations will be provided for those who require them.


Friars will arrive after 4 p.m. on July 25 and depart at noon on July 29. 

The Kansas City International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel or a one-hour ride on public transportation. Taxis and ride shares (Uber, Lyft) are available. If you are arriving by public transportation, take a Boardwalk-KCI/East Village-bound #229 bus to On 12th Between Baltimore and Main Street. Transfer to a Union Station-bound streetcar at Metro Center 12th and Main. Get off at Union Station and walk three minutes to the hotel.

The local Amtrak stop, Kansas City / Union Station, is also a short walk to the hotel.

Each fraternity is asked to cover the cost of transportation. If you require financial assistance, please contact Larry Ford at

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

For the safety and health of all participants, all attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including their booster shot.  All attendees are required to bring proof of vaccination with them (vaccination card or electronic photo of your vaccination card).

Registration Questions 
If you need assistance with your registration, please contact Nix Conference & Meeting Management at 314-645-1455 or email