SOLEMN PROFESSION OF BRO. SOLANUS MARY SIMMS
Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody of Our Lady of the Angels Province
August 2, 2020: Wexford, Ireland
Bro. Solanus, a religious brother, was formerly a member of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Originally hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he commenced his three year ‘passaggio’ to the Conventual Franciscans in December 2016 and was accepted for Solemn Vows in March 2020. His profession was delayed due to the travel restrictions imposed by the governments because of the corona virus.
Bro. Solanus has been residing in the St. Francis Friary, in Wexford Town, Ireland, since July 2019. His Solemn Profession of Vows ceremony took place there on August 2, 2020, during Holy Mass. The Provincial Custos of our Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody, Very Rev. Ciprian Budău, OFM Conv. travelled from England to receive the vows. The Wexford community, including Friar Aquino Maliakkal, OFM Conv. (Guardian), Friar Robert Cojoc, OFM Conv. and Friar Kazimierz Trzciński, OFM Conv. were in attendance, along with a visiting friar from Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Friary, in Oxford, England, Bro. Peter George Flynn, OFM Conv. (pictured below right)