Michael Charron, O.F.M. Professes Vows
In the context of a prayer service, Michael Charron, O.F.M., and three classmates from Sacred Heart Province, professed their First Vows at our Interprovincial House of Novitiate in Cedar Lake, IN this morning. In the picture on the right, Michael is making his profession with his hands in those of Provincial Minister Jeffrey Scheeler, O.F.M. which Norbert Bertram, O.F.M., our man on the Novitiate Team, looks on. On the right are Provincial Ministers Jeffrey Scheeler, O.F.M. of Saint John the Baptist Province and William Spencer, O.F.M. of Sacred Heart Province.
Bro. Norbert also preached the reflection at the service (far right). He emphasized the face that what the novices have learned and experienced during their year of novitiate is meant to guide them in good and bad times as they begin to live their Franciscan lives beyond the confines of the novitiate.
In true Franciscan spirit, a meal was served afterwords. Some of the Conventual Franciscan Novices from Mishawaka, IN joined the OFM community for the ceremony and meal. Both sets of novices share common speakers and workshops throughout the year.