Wednesday, June 25, our province was blessed with the reception of five young men into the Novitiate. The five Postulants arrived at Cedar Lake, IN on June 24. Our Provincial Minister, Fr. Jeffrey Scheeler, O.F.M., admitted them into the Novitiate making them members of the Order of Friars Minor. The Provincial Ministers of Sacred Heart and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Provinces were also on hand to receive their Postulants into the Novitiate bringing the total number of novices to nine.
In the picture on the left, Friar Clifford Hennings, O.F.M. signs the official documents while Fr. John Stein, O.F.M., the Director of Novices looks on. Standing behind Friar Clifford are our other new novices, Friars Daniel Helfrich, O.F.M., Roger Lopez. O.F.M., Tim Tran, O.F.M., and Joshua van Cleef, O.F.M. (Just as the service began my camera quit, so I am indebted to Fr. Frank Jasper, O.F.M. for these two pictures. He will be sending more in the next few days.)
Our prayerful support goes out to the nine new members of the Order of Friars Minor.