On December 28, 2019, three confreres from the Italian Province of St. Francis of Assisi (Central Italy) were ordained to the priesthood. The ordinations took place by the laying on of hands of the Most Reverend Gualtiero SIGISMONDI, Bishop of Foligno, Italy.
The ordination ceremony was held in the Papal Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi. The new priests are Friars Sosthène AYENA from the Santi Pio e Antonio Friary in Anzio (Province of Rome); Daniele GIOMBINI from the Santissima Annunziata Friary in Cagliari; and Peter Maria HRDY from the San Francesco d’Assisi Friary in Foligno (Province of Perugia).
Those attending the ordination ceremony included family, friends, and many pilgrims from the communities where the three friars perform pastoral ministry. Many friars were present as well, and the friars of the Sacro Convento in Assisi provided a warm welcome.
We are grateful to God for this great gift to the Province and we wish that the new priests will have a fruitful ministry.
Friar Flavio César LAURA CHARCA