In July we welcomed two new postulants into our formation program and welcomed back our candidate to continue in college formation.
Yovani Salas, Norman Valenzuela C J Webb
Asheville, NC Miami, FL Sugar Hill, GA
Brother Luis Villhonrat took his first vows as a Capuchin Friar on Saturday, July 27th at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Hackensack, NJ. Fr. Remo, Provincial Minister received his vows and after presented him with a copy of the Rule and Life of the Capuchins. Many friars, family members and parishioners and friends joined in the celebration.
Alexander Santana was invested with the Capuchin habit during evening prayer on July 21 at our novitiate of San Lorenzo in Santa Ynez, CA Brpther Alex is from St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Hackensack, NJ. Vesting him were Fr. Francisco assisted by Bro. Brian. Also in the picture is Bro. Miguel from our province who is also a part of the internovitiate team. Blessings to you Alex!
Fr. John Salvas and Fr. Bill Arlia were guests of the Knights of Malta recently on a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in France. Accompaning them were Bro. Rudolph Pieretti and Mrs. Arlia.