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.
Photo Cred: Fr. Tom Lavin, OFM Conv.