March 25, 2022: On the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, at the hands of their Provincial Custos ~ Very Reverend Fr. Ciprian Budău, OFM Conv., friar John Paul Banks, OFM Conv. and friar Peter George Flynn, OFM Conv., two student friars of our Province’s Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody (Great Britain/Ireland) received the Ministry of Lector.
Taken from the Oxford Greyfriars – Conventual Franciscan Facebook page: “This means that they are asked to assist in the Church’s mission to preach the Gospel to the whole world, proclaiming the word in the liturgical assembly. The Virgin Mary’s “yes” to receive the divine Word is a model for these new lectors to allow the word that they preach to take flesh in their lives through prayer and action. Please keep these brothers and their vocation to Franciscan life and ministry in your prayers.“