UPDATED with photos 07/21/2015
Our brothers David Domanski, OFM Cap., Alex Hostoffer, OFM Cap., Andrew Corriente, OFM Cap., and André Repucci, OFM Cap. (above) professed their first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as Capuchin friars on Saturday morning, July 18, at Mt. Alvernia Chapel in Milvale (Pgh), PA.
Provincial Minister David Nestler, OFM Cap., received their vows.
See photos of the event below.
Our novices are now professed. The brothers from the Provinces of the North American & Pacific Capuchin Conference have returned to their home friaries and made their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at various dates in the month of July.
You can see those dates and read how the friars sum up their own novitiate experience in the final edition of the Caperone for the 2014-15 novitiate year.
Twenty- four postulants arrived in St. Louis, MO, the week of May 25th to participate in the National Capuchin Conferences’s Inter-Provincial Postulancy Program. The two-month experience prepares the soon-to-be friars to live in community together before beginning their Novitiate year together in Santa Ynez, CA. At that time, in July, the men will don the Capuchin habit for the first time for their year of probation before taking their first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in July 2016.
Our own postulants Rigobel Azanwi, Theo Simatupang and Stephen Wright are in the mix. Our own brother, Jim Froehlich, OFM Cap., who works as a counselor and spiritual director at Theological College in DC, is part of the program's formation team.
Fr. Lester Knoll, OFM Cap., has authored this reflection on the story of Alverno, a place for solitude in our Capuchin Province of St. Augustine. Located in Salisbury, PA, it offers the environment to encounter the Lord in its silence, its beauty and its natural surroundings.