As their summer assignments came toward an end, four of our friars-in-formation renewed their Simple/Temporary Vows, including friar Fabian Adderley, OFM Conv. (pictured above) who spent this past year serving his Fraternal/Apostolic Year of Formation living and serving in ministry with our friars of our Province Delegation of St. Francis of Assisi, in our St. Bonaventure Friary (Toronto, ON, Canada). On the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels, our province’s patronal feast day – August 2nd, during Evening Prayer with the friars, friar Fabian renewed his Simple Vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, as the hands of his current Friary Guardian ~ Br. Tom Purcell, OFM Conv., as witnessed by Fr. Mark Steed, OFM Conv. and Fr. Joseph Connick, OFM Conv.
The other three, friar Raad Eshoo, OFM Conv. (returned to our Post Novitiate Friary in Silver Spring, MD, after his summer assignment with our friars in Jonesboro, GA), friar Joseph Krondon, OFM Conv. (Fraternal/Apostolic Year with our friars in Syracuse, NY), and friar Antonio Mouleau, OFM Conv. (Fraternal/Apostolic Year with our friars serving at St. Francis High School, Athol Springs, NY) first Professed Simple Vows together on July 22, 2019, during the Jubilarian Mass Celebration at The Shrine of St. Anthony (Ellicott City, MD). These three friars also renewed their Simple Vows at the end of this summer.
Excerpt from our Order’s Website:
“By their profession of the vows of obedience, poverty, and chastity, the friars:
a) dedicate themselves directly and entirely to God in a special manner;
b) are conformed more exactly to the type of life Christ the Lord chose for Himself and are united in a special way to the Church and her saving mission;
c) stimulate the fervor of their charity through a fuller expression of their baptismal consecration, progress in the life of pilgrims and penitents, and voluntarily deny themselves goods otherwise highly esteemed.”
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