Settling into the Novitiate

Our Lady of the Angels Province Friar, Fr. Marek Stybor, OFM Conv. (center back) was invited to offer the new novice class their “Beginning” retreat, at the Novitiate shortly after their July 12, 2018 Investiture. The “Soul’s Journey into God” was the theme based on St. Francis of Assisi’s conversion through St. Bonaventure’s Theology. In addition to the lectures and prayer together, there had plenty of time to enjoy good food and good fraternity.

The friars of the Novitiate standing behind Fr. Marek from left to right: Director of the Novices ~ Br. Joseph Wood, OFM Conv. (St. Bonaventure Province), Novice friar Dan Hurst, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of Consolation Province), Novice friar Antonio Moualeu, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province), Friar in Residence ~ Fr. Alex B. Cymerman, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province), Novice friar Joseph Krondon, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province), Novice friar Matthew Bradley, OFM Conv. (St. Bonaventure Province) and Novice friar Raad Eshoo, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province). Photo Credit goes to the not pictured Assistant Director of the Novices ~ Fr. Maurice Richard, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province)

Friar Alex & friar Antonio: “Teaching novices to ‘tie the knots’ begins with teaching them to tie the Cord.”

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