riar Joe Krondon, OFM Conv., renewed his simple vows on Oct. 25, 2023, at St. Francis Friary, Syracuse, N.Y. His vows were received by Friar Jim Moore, OFM Conv., guardian of the Saint Francis Friary in Syracuse, N.Y., and was witnessed by the friars who live in community at Assumption Parish. Friar Joe is the director of the Food Pantry at Assumption Parish in Syracuse. Friar James Moore, OFM Conv., received Friar Joe’s vows. Friar Steve Frenier and Friar Jude DeAngelo witnessed his renewal at Evening Prayer.
Community life or Franciscan fraternity is at the heart of the religious life commitment of the Conventual Franciscans. Friars vow to live together in Franciscan fraternity and care for each other as Franciscan brothers in a way that incarnates the Gospel mandate in John 13:34. The rule and life of the Order Friars Minor Conventual is to live in obedience, poverty, and in chastity. Living with other Friars allows them to remain focused on their vows. In the busy world, it allows Friars to slow down and value communal living as an example of the early disciples.
Thank you, Friar Joe for your continued love and commitment to community and Gospel service!