Solemn Profession

  • July 21st 2019

Third Order Regular Franciscans


... live for the whole of my life in obedience, in poverty and in chastity, and promise faithfully to observe the life and Rule of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis of Assisi ...


On July 13, 2019 five Franciscans of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, made their Solemn Profession of Vows.Brother Matthew Simons, TOR, Brother Stephen Waruszewski, TOR, Brother Zachary Burns, TOR, Brother Rufino Corona, TOR. Brother Daniel Maria Klimek,TOR, made their final vows in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, TOR, the outgoing Minister Provincial received the vows. 



I ask by professing the rule and life in the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, I may be able to follow  the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with his holy operation follow in his footsteps all the days of my life.

The five friars will complete their studies this year at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, as they prepare for the ordination to the Diaconate in the Fall.  The Ordination will take place on September 14, 2019 on the campus of the Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH.