May 19, 2021: In the presence of his confreres (below) & witnessed by his Friary Guardian ~ Fr. Jude DeAngelo, OFM Conv. (above) and Fr. Andrzej Brzeziński, OFM Conv., Fr. Louis Maximilian Smith, OFM Conv. professed his Solemn Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, as a friar of Our Lady of the Angels Province, at the hands of our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (at right), in the chapel of our SS. Francis & Clare Friary (Washington, DC). Originally from Albany, NY, Friar Louis Maximilian first professed his vows as a friar of another Franciscan Order. After 15 years, he discerned the desire to transfiliate to our Order, specifically our province, and has been serving as Associate Chaplain for University Faculty and Staff in The Catholic University of America – Campus Ministry Office, while living as an active member of our community, since August 2018.
Congratulations, Friar Louis Maximilian!
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