Reception of Novices

  • May 25th 2018

Saint Francis Friary - Loretto, Pennsylvania

After completing a nine month pre-novitiate program in the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, five men were received into the Novitiate of the Franciscan Community on Friday, May 25, 2018 during evening prayer.  The ceremony took place in the chapel of Saint Francis Friary, Loretto, Pennsylvania.



 Pictured from left to right: Fr. Benedict Jurchak, Director of Formation, Very Rev. Richard Davis, Minister Provincial, Bro. Kevin Smith, Bro. John Marie Blair, Bro. Will Shee, Bro. Pio Maria Hille, Bro. Thomas Costello, Fr. Pat Whittle & Bro. Gabriel M. Amato, Director of Postulants.

Moved by divine inspiration we wish to share your life in the brotherhood of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, we earnestly ask to be clothed with the habit of probation. Test us that we may learn how to take on our shoulders the yoke of the Lord in love and joy for the perfect following of Christ according to the example of St. Francis the poor, humble lover of the cross.