Five novices are ready to begin their journey of learning and testing at the Interprovincial Novitiate in Santa Barbara.
SJB Friars Philip McCarter and Brian Menezes, two of eight novices at the interprovincial novitiate, professed simple vows on July 2.
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.