Visit to the Novitiate
After traveling to Chicago on Wednesday to visit with a prospective on Thursday morning, I drove to Cedar Lake, IN to participate in a Provincial Initial Formation Council meeting. There, besides meeting, we had a chance to meet with the Novices and their directors. Richard Goodin, O.F.M. a novice for our province, is webmaster for the community's website which can be viewed at ofmnovitiate.org.
Richard and his classmates, Jesus Ramirez Tapia, O.F.M. of Sacred Heart Province and Chris Robert Leigh, O.F.M. of Immaculate Conception Province in England, are in their final months of preparation before making their First Vows in June. At the same time, our five Postulants here in Cincinnati and their future classmates from Sacred Heart Province in Joliet, IL and Assumption Province in Milwaukee, WI are getting ready to move on to the Novitiate in June.
Thanks be to God, the cycle continues with some good men preparing to be Franciscan Friars.