Welcome “Home” Fr. Peter Damian!


Profession of Religious Vows of Peter Damian Fehlner, OFM Conv.: The candidate approaches the Minister Provincial (the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv.), kneels before him, folds his hands between the Minister’s palms resting on the book of the Gospels, and recites the formula of profession. Witnesses: Friar Jim Moore, OFM Conv. (Guardian of the St. Bonaventure Friary Post Novitiate) and Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. (Guardian of the St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, in which Friar Peter Damian resides) {Novice, friar Emmanuel Wenke, OFM Conv. kneeling at center}

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, OFM Conv. professed Solemn Vows in the St. Joseph Cupertino Friary Chapel (Ellicott City, MD), in the company of many of his confreres, as well as some visiting seminarians from the Diocese of Savannah. Friar Peter began his life as a Franciscan as a member of our community. For the past few decades, he has been a member of another Order but on Saturday returned “home” to us and is assigned to the St. Joseph Cupertino Friary which serves the needs of the pilgrims to the Shrine of St. Anthony. We welcome him home and ask for you to keep him and all of our friars in your continued prayers. For more pictures from the day, please visit our Province Facebook page.


Confreres Gather in Celebration!!!!