Renewal of Vows
Today, April 16, is the annual Day of Renewal of Vows for us Franciscan Friars. It was on this day that Saint Francis made his profession in the hands of Pope Innocent III. So it has been a long standing tradition that each of us in our local friaries renew our commitment to our Franciscan way of life on this date.
This takes on special meaning during these three years of Pilgrimage (2006 - 2009) as we prepare for the 800th Anniversary of the approval of our Franciscan Charism in 1209.
Please remember all of us Friars in your prayers and all of those young men discerning a calling to our way of life.
Let us also remember in our prayers all of those affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech.