Checking in with the Postulants

Taken from the Conventual Franciscan Postulancy USA Facebook post:

Two of this year’s postulants are of our province: Connor J. Ouly (top right) and Marvin Paul Fernandez (to his left). Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Joe Bayne, OFM Conv. (far right) serves as Associate Director of the Postulancy, in Chicago, IL.

A blessed Palm Sunday to you from our postulants and friars!
Today, in the solemn blessing and distribution of palms, procession, and Mass, the Church ushers us into the most sacred and solemn week of the year: Holy Week. This is the week where Christ purchased Our Redemption with the price of His most precious blood! Today on Palm Sunday, Holy Mother Church has us read the Gospel narrative of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as well as the narrative of His bitter Passion and Death. Such mysteries we have set before us in the sacred liturgy to contemplate! Our postulants and friars ventured to the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows for the Palm Sunday liturgy where they were greeted by a stunning building and a warm parish community. We will be keeping you all in our prayers during this most holy week, and we do hope you will continue praying for us. May God bless you and may Our Lady keep you!

Lord Jesus crucified, have mercy on us!
Sorrowful Mother, pray for us!
Keep these men, and all of the men in formation for our province, in your continued prayers. For more information on vocations, contact our Province Vocation Director, Br. Nick Romeo, OFM Conv. at

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