Ave Maria! Fr. Stefano Maria Manelli F.I., the founder and Minister General of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, arrived in the United States on Saturday 6th October, to attend the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr. Alphonsus Maria Sutton F.I., held on Sunday 7th October at Our Lady's Chapel in New Bedford, MA. Fr. Stefano will also take the opportunity while he is in the US to attend the Coredemption Conference in Indiana on Saturday the 13th of October, and also to visit all the friars and friaries of the Franciscans of the Immaculate in the US. Our Roving Reporter, Friar Roderic Mary, caught up with Fr. Stefano at New Bedford on Sunday afternoon, after the Celebration of Fr. Alphonsus's Anniversary, and the Luncheon held afterwards in the basement of the friary. Ave Maria!