November News ~ Novitiate

After their Evening Prayer on November 2nd, the friars of Saint Francis of Assisi Friary and Novitiate processed to the Friars’ Cemetery on the Novitiate grounds, to offer prayers to God for the repose of the souls of all our brothers and sisters in the Franciscan Order, relatives, friends, and benefactors, who have gone before us.

Special remembrance celebrations for the November 1st Solemnity of All Saints, and the November 2nd Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed ~ All Souls, at the Novitiate of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual – CFF, in Arroyo Grande, CA also included the arrival of the Blessed Carlo Acutis relics (above).

One of the Novices of our Province, friar Connor J. Ouly, OFM Conv. working on one of the memorial garlands for the Grotto (top photo).

One of the Novices of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation, friar André Miller, OFM Conv. carefully placing the Grotto flowers and votives.

One of the Novices of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation, friar Colden Fell, OFM Conv. prayerfully placing flowers at the memorial stones just outside of the Grotto.

One of the Novices of the Province of Saint Bonaventure, friar Eric Rewa, OFM Conv. places more flowers on the memorial stones.

For more information on Vocations with our Province,
email Br. Nick Romeo, OFM Conv.
and Fr. Manny Vasconcelos, OFM Conv.,

All Souls Day Procession

More November 1st Photos

Our Lady of the Angels Province Delegation of St. Francis of Assisi Novice, friar Marvin Paul Fernandez, OFM Conv. with the Blessed Carlo Acutis relic

More November 2nd Photos


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