Postulants Formally Received
Provincial Minister, Fr. Fred Link, O.F.M., and Provincial Vicar, Fr. Jeff Scheeler, O.F.M., joined the St. Anthony Friary community this evening for Evening Prayer during which Fr. Fred formally received our five new brothers as Postulants. The symbol of reception is a Tau Cross, a form of the crucifix beloved of Saint Francis and a symbol of the Fourth Lateran Council.
Fr. Carl Langenderfer, the Director of the Postulancy Program, also addressed the new Postulants reminding them that their goal this year is to grow as disciples of Jesus into mature men, recognizing both their strengths and their weaknesses. He promised that the rest of the community would be there to support them and all of the friars verbally pledged their support. They then received the new group with a sign of peace. Fr. Fred spoke of the joy of the Province, the Order, and of our Minister General at the generosity of these new men willing to dedicate their lives to the Lord. (The General Minister is presently meeting with young friars in the Holy Land.)
Please remember Dan, Roger, Tim, Josh, and Clifford in your prayers as they take on the task of formation in the Order of Friars Minor.