Fr. John Bamman talks with the three young men preparing to make their Simple Vows tomorrow (Friday, July 21, 2017.) This phase of formation normally lasts three years. During this time the Friar focuses on making a permanent commitment to the Conventual life. At the end of this period, the Friar professes solemn vows: a permanent, life-long commitment to Christ, the Church, and the Franciscan Order.
“Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – only what you have given.”
-St. Francis of Assisi
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