Saturday, May 30, 2009

Investiture Ceremony

On Friday, May 30th, 2009, Christopher Szarke and Matthew Hillman from our community were joyously received into the Novitiate. For those not familiar with this year, it is the first "official" year of membership in the community. It is a fairly intense period of prayer, discernment, spiritual direction and learning about the Franciscan heritage as well as the vowed life. Both of them bring many life experiences to the community and lively personalities which will no doubt make for a wonderful novitiate year. The friars of St. Bridget's in Minneapolis enjoyed spending the previous year with Christopher and Matthew and will miss the both of them. May God shower down upon them many blessings! Pat, TOR