Friar Richard comments from Jamaica
Richard Goodin, O.F.M., 3rd year Temporary Professed Friar doing a STIP year in Jamaica, writes:
Thanks, Fr. Don for putting together a great video of the postulant
reception liturgy! I don't feel so out of touch having now viewed it.
And I would like to send my warmest (and by that I mean a sunny, hot,
"One Love", Caribbean sea, "No Problem", Jamaican style) welcome to the
new postulants. Welcome home to the fraternity fellas!
Fr. Frank, Fr. Carl and Bro. Gene, will take great care of you; of that
I'm sure! Enjoy the tour of the province. When you get to New
Orleans, hop a boat going south and head past Cuba to the west end of
the island of Jamaica. I'll be the only red head on the beach and I'll
show you the SJB mission fields of Jamaica! Improbable I know, but it
sounds nice doesn't it? ;-)
peasah 'n gooda (that's Jamaican for peace and good!)
STIP = Supervised Year in Province, an assignment outside a formation context for our Temporary Professed to experience Franciscan life in the "real word." This year Friar Richard asked for and received a year in our Jamaican missions.