January 13, 2018, was a very special day for our Delegation of Chile.

After completing his novitiate year, Friar Augusto URZÚA GONZÁLEZ made his temporary profession of vows into the hands of the new Provincial Delegate, Friar Tullio PASTORELLI. The profession ceremony took place at our parish of Jesus of Nazareth in Curicó, Friar Augusto’s hometown. Those attending included family members, friars of the Delegation, parishioners and some young missionaries from our three parishes.
The words “The Rule and life of the Friars Minor is this: to observe the Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ”, were chosen by Friar Augusto as the motto of his profession.
After the liturgical celebration, there was a period of fraternal agape in the courtyard of the parish church. The celebration was a testimony of life and faith for all those present, especially for the young people. May the Lord continue to bless our Delegation through the prayers of our Seraphic Father, St. Francis of Assisi and through the intercession of the “Virgen del Carmen”, our Mother and Patroness of Chile.

Friar Jack GINTING