This evening the friars crowded into their tiny friary chapel to witness the admission of their newest postulant.
Presiding with charity and piety, Fr. Anthony Mary officially admitted Arnaldo into the postulancy of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. The brief ceremony began with a few prayers and responses. After Fr. Anthony placed the San Damiano Cross over Arnaldo . He was then welcomed by his new Franciscan Brothers with much appreciation and affirmation.
Arnaldo comes from New York and is the youngest of three children. He brings many talents to the Community. Following the completion of his BS degree in graphic design, he used his gifts as a volunteer at various Catholic organizations.
The friars are thankful to God for their newest member. They are all looking forward to praying, recreating and serving with their new recruit. Please pray for Arnaldo as he settles into religious life.