July 15, 2021: On the Feast of St. Bonaventure – Seraphic Doctor of the Universal Church, in the hands of our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., witnessed by Friar Martin Kobos, OFM Conv. (Guardian of Mother Cabrini Friary and Pastor of Mother Cabrini Catholic Church, Shamokin, PA) and Friar Michael Lasky, OFM Conv. (Province Commission Chairman of the JPIC and Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, in Trevorton, PA & Our Lady of Hope Parish, Coal Township, PA), Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Angelo Geiger, OFM Conv. professes his Solemn Vows as a Franciscan Friar Conventual and takes the name Friar Timothy Geiger, OFM Conv. during the Noon Mass in our Chapel at The Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD. Fr. Tim is the former Rector of The Shrine and currently serves our province as Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Parish and Our Lady of Hope Parish.
Also on hand to celebrate were Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv. (Province Secretary, Director/Rector of The Shrine of St. Anthony and Spiritual Director of the Companions of St. Anthony), Fr. Louis Maximilian Smith, OFM Conv. (Associate Chaplain at The Catholic University of America), Fr. Tom Lavin, OFM Conv. (Guardian of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary and Chaplain of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Olney, MD) Br. Paschal Kolodziej, OFM Conv. (Staff Friar – The Shrine of St. Anthony), Br. Brian Newbigging, OFM Conv. (Director of Franciscan Soy Candles), Br. Douglas McMillan, OFM Conv. (In Residence at St. Joseph Cupertino Friary), friar Bram De Backer, OFM Conv. (to be Simply Professed on July 29, 2021), and Fr. Paul Schloemer, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of Consolation Province friar and Formation Director – St. Bonaventure Friary, Silver Spring, MD).