Adventures with friar Fabian

Two of our friars are assigned to the San Damiano Friary – Formation House, in San Antonio, TX. The friary is part of the Our Lady of Consolation Province, however as Franciscan Friars Conventual around the world work together as one community, Fr. Gary Johnson, OFM Conv. is assigned there as the Guardian of the friary and as a Formation Director. He is also one of the members of our Definitory.
The other friar of our province living in San Antonio is friar Fabian Adderley, OFM Conv., a simply professed friar in formation for our province who has been busy in his continued studies as well as in ministry at a nearby parish (Holy Redeemer Catholic Church), where he assists by serving as a Catechist and with the RCIA program. He was on hand (at left), on Sunday, February 24, 2019, as the faithful of the St. Cyprian Igbo Community and those of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church gathered to celebrate the 9:00 a.m. Closing Mass for Black History Month, with the Archbishop of San Antonio, Most Reverend Gustavo-García-Siller, M.Sp.S.  The Mass was bookmarked by the Saturday night celebration of the parish’s 28th Annual Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser (below) the evening before, and the faith community again gathering for food and fellowship, after Sunday’s Mass.
Friar Fabian, a native of the Bahamas, was vested in the habit of our friars, on July 19, 2017, along with the other members of the Novitiate Class of 2017, at our Order’s St. Francis of Assisi Friary Interprovincial Novitiate, in Arroyo Grande, CA. He professed his Simple Vows on July 16, 2018, at our Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD, and he will continue to study in preparation for his Solemn Vow profession in a few years. Please keep him, and all of our friars in formation, in your continued prayers. If you or someone you know would like more information on becoming a Franciscan Friar Conventual of Our Lady of the Angels Province, please contact our Vocation Director, Fr. Russell Governale, OFM Conv. at vocations@olaprovince.org.

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