Franciscan Brothers Minor make final profession
Photo by Joe Romie
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades was the celebrant of a Mass on June 15 in which four Franciscan Brothers Minor professed their final vows. In the photo, from left, are Brother Lawrence Mary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Brother Pascal Mary of Our Lady of Fatima, Bishop Rhoades, Brother Leo Maria of the Mother of Mercy, Brother Juniper Mary of Our Lady, Cause of Our Joy and Franciscan Father David Mary Engo, minister general. In his homily, Bishop Rhoades said, “Today, Brothers Leo, Juniper, Lawrence, and Paschal put their lives at the service of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Church. This is an incredible thing we are witnessing here today. They are making a definitive life commitment to live as Franciscan Brothers Minor, a very radical way of living the Gospel on this earth.” The bishop spoke also of the fourth vow the friars make of consecration to the Immaculate Mother Mary.
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