Our Lady of the Angels Province student friar Fabian Adderley, OFM Conv. has begun his Apostolic Year of Formation, with our friars of St. Bonaventure Friary, in Toronto, ON (Canada). This friary is one of our three of our Province Delegation of St. Francis of Assisi friaries, in Ontario, Canada. Friar Fabian will be assisting at the two main ministries there –
Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure and at St. Clare Inn.
Friar Fabian has been living in the Post-Novitiate San Damiano Friary (San Antonio, TX), finishing his university studies and actively ministering in the area, since 2018, when he completed his time in the Novitiate. Born in the Bahamas, friar Fabian began his formation journey as a Franciscan Friar Conventual with our province in 2016, when he entered our Postulancy, in Chicago, IL. He professed his Simple (First/Temporary Vows) on July 16, 2018, renewing them on June 1, 2021, just before he left San Antonio. The Apostolic Year of Formation is one of the last stages of formation for a friar of our province. Last year, we had three friars in this stage, who are currently on their Solemn Vow Retreat, in preparation for their July 30, 2021 Profession of Solemn Vows.
Although they are still under limited attendance COVID protocol in Canada, at the morning Mass on July 2, 2021, Fr. Dennis Mason, OFM Conv., pastor of St. Bonaventure Church, was able to introduce friar Fabian to the congregation, who also served as lector at the Mass: