On July 25, Conventual Franciscan Friars Don Bassana, Colton Rodgers, Joe Fenton, Patrick Roth, Gregory Westenberg, Thomas Hoang, and Israel Arauz-Rosiles professed their Simple Vows in the chapel at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe (or Marytown) in Libertyville, Illinois.
Friar Don Bassana is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation. By professing his Simple Vows into the hands of Minister Provincial, Fr. Jim Kent, Friar Don is dedicating himself to live a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience as a Conventual Franciscan Friar for a period of up to three years. During this time he will continue learning about the Order and grow to understand his vocation from God more deeply.