On Monday, July 2, 2018, friar Emmanuel (Manny) Wenke, OFM Conv. began his Solemn Vow Pilgrimage and Retreat, affording him the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, in preparation for his final vows as a Franciscan Friar Conventual. He is living and praying his way through Italy for the month of July.
He has been gracious enough to share his journey through photos.
July 7, 2018
July 8, 2018
A message from Friar Manny on July 9, 2018 – his 25th Birthday:
“Greccio, site of the first Christmas ‘Nativity scene.’ Friars have lived and prayed here for nearly 800 years! A great place to spend my Birthday! Thank you all for your love, prayer, and well wishes!