Congratulations friar Jason DeMartini, OFM Conv.

The Simple Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience Professed by friar Jason DeMartini, OFM Conv., accepted by the Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province – the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (seated center) and witnessed by Fr. Giles Zakowicz, OFM Conv. (former Director of the Novitiate at left) and Fr. Russell Governale, OFM Conv. (Province Vocation Director at left). Seated at left is Friar Max Avila, OFM Conv. who served as Deacon. Seated right is Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, OFM Conv. who was one of the friars who was one of many friars in attendance honored at the Jubilarian Celebration, for his 60th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood.

Today, Our Lady of the Angels Province friars joyfully celebrated the Profession of Simple Vows of friar Jason DeMartini, OFM Conv., as a Franciscan Friars Conventual. The Mass took place in the Chapel of our Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD. On hand were many pilgrims to the Shrine, staff of the ministries of the province, and a very special guest; friar Jason’s grandfather. Our province was so pleased to be able to include friar Jason’s Profession during the Jubilarian Celebration for our friars honored for their 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th Profession and Ordination Anniversaries. Friar James (one of the friar Jubiliarians, as well) spoke with pleasure about the great witness of our friars who have spend years as examples of the life of St. Francis, to all of our province friars in formation, including not only friar Jason, but of two more on hand; our youngest Postulant – Joseph Krondon and Simply Professed friar Manny Wenke, OFM Conv. who were both serving at the Mass.
Please keep friar Jason in your continued prayers as he begins his studies, joining our other friars in formation at The Catholic University of America, in Washington DC.

friar Jason is presented with the Rule of the Order.

friar Jason signs the Book of Profession joyfully observed by Fr. Matt Foley, OFM Conv. & Joseph Krondon

friar Jason received his new Knotted Cord, as a sign of his Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience

Newly Ordained as a Deacon, Friar Max Avila, OFM Conv is blessed by our Minister Provincial prior to proclaiming the Gospel

Photo Cred: Fr. Tom Lavin, OFM Conv.