Apostolic Year of Formation

Featuring friar Antonio Moualeu, OFM Conv.

Adapted from the 07/27/2022 St. Francis High School Facebook post:

Our Lady of the Angels Province student friar Antonio Moualeu, OFM Conv. will be joining our friars of the St. Frances of Assisi Friary (Hamburg, NY) for his Apostolic Year of Formation. We have nine friars living in that friary, seven of whom serve at our St. Francis High School (SFHS), where friar Antonio is assigned as the new Campus Minister for the 2022-2023 school year. On June 25, 2022, the former Campus Minister, Fr. Matt Foley, OFM Conv., was appointed President of the school. This past May, friar Antonio Moualeu, OFM Conv. received a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering, from Georgia Institute of Technology. (Read More)
On July 20, 2022, in the beautiful SFHS Chapel, at the hands of Fr. Maximilian Avila, OFM Conv. (seated at left), friar Antonio renewed his Simple Vows; recommitting his desire to live the Gospel as a Franciscan Friar Conventual. Friar Max has been assigned as the new Friary Guardian, and has served as an Instructor at SFHS since 2018.  Alongside two of his confreres, friar Antonio first professed his Simple Vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, on July 22, 2019. These Simple Vows are also referred to as Temporary Vows, since they are for only three years. It usually takes a bit longer for the final preparation for Solemn (also known as Perpetual) Vows, so it is most often necessary for a friar to renew his Simple Vows, at least once during his formation journey. Such a Vow Renewal has not taken place in the school’s chapel for a long time, and it was a very joyous occasion. When asked about this next step, friar Antonio said, “I’m very excited to serve the SFHS community as the next Campus Minster. I look forward to a great school year ahead!
Learn more about life as a Franciscan Friar Conventual: Franciscan Voice
For more information on Our Lady of the Angels Province Vocations, email vocations@olaprovince.org.

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