When Fr. Frank Jasper visited the postulants at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Md., he noticed they had a particular fondness for one recreational activity: board games.
This summer Raphael Ozoude, Joshua Richter and Matt Ryan, SJB temporary professed friars, will leave St. Joseph Interprovincial Friary in Chicago for their far-flung ministerial assignments.
Phil McCarter and Brian Menezes of St. John the Baptist Province are among nine men who will be part of the first wave of novices in the new Brothers Walking Together formation program starting in mid-August.
But for those who could not attend the Dec. 5 solemn professions of friars Eric Seguin and John Boissy at St. Clement Church in Cincinnati, watching it on Facebook was almost as good.
Congratulations to the 10 novices who were invested with the Habit of the Order of Friars Minor at Old Mission Santa Barbara.
Each Rite of Profession is unique, but the July 2 ceremony at the novitiate in Santa Barbara, Calif., was especially profound for the US-6 novices making their first vows.