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Postulants on the Road to Graymoor

       At the beginning of November, the Postulants and Staff joined the Franciscan communities of the Mid-Atlantic region for an Inter-Franciscan gathering which included men and women from the various branches of the family. The workshop is an opportunity candidates and others who are in initial formation to come together, share their experiences and receive input on our common Franciscan heritage.

       This year's event took place in Graymoor, NY, home of the Atonement Franciscans. Br. Kip Ledger, OFM Cap. (second from left), our Postulancy formation minister, led our 6 postulants to the event.

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DC Franciscans join for Transitus '16

Transitus1       The DC area Transitus Celebration was held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land Commissariat on Quincy Street in northeast Washington. The Transitus is an annual Franciscan remembrance of the evening in October 3, 1226, when our Father St. Francis of Assisi made his "transitus" ("pass over") from death into new life. The feast of our patron is celebrated on October 4 as the sunset determined the 'new day' in the medieval world.

       Our brother Steve Wright, OFM Cap., appears to have encountered an unexpected visitor below.

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Postulants get a New Friary to call Home

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During the weekend of September 24, Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre
presided over a Vespers service and house blessing
at the official erection of the new Padre Pio Friary in Philadelphia, PA.

See the photos here.

Postulants meet the Poor Clares

Cappostulants2016 800       We received some shots of our postulants in from Kip Ledger, OFM Cap., and from Jim Mongovan, OFM Cap., the directors for this stage of Capuchin formation for our Province. The 7 postulants (candidates) are in their first year of Capuchin fraternity. They share their life, prayer and work at Padre Pio Friary in Philadelphia, PA, which has recently changed location to a new residence in the city.

        The postulants were recent visitors to the Langhorne Poor Clare community near Philadelphia. It gave us a chance for these group shots with Br. Jim (left) and together with the Poor Clares below.

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Diaconate Ordinations

WatsonUlrich        The transitional Diaconate Ordinations of Capuchin friars James Watson, OFM Cap., and Jonathan Ulrich, OFM Cap., took place on Saturday, September 3, at St. Augustine Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

        You can view all of Matt's photos online from the event. Congratulations go out to Brs. James and Jonathan as they begin their diaconate internships.

         James is assigned to Our Lady of the Mountains Parish and Friary in Cumberland, MD, for his diaconate ministry, while Jonathan will be living and serving at Our Lady of the Angels Parish and Friary in Pittsburgh, PA.

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  2. " . . . all the days of my life."
  3. Novitiate: A Day in the Life
  4. Discernment Weekend Draws a Crowd

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