Diaconal Ordination
On March 14, 2020, the Provincial Custody of St. Francis of Assisi in Colombia joyfully celebrated the diaconal ordination of Friar Nelson Yesid CARVAJAL SIERRA. The celebration took place at the Church of San Francisco de Asís in Medellín, Colombia.
The Most Reverend José Mauricio VÉLEZ GARCÍA, Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín, presided over the ordination. Those attending the celebration included many confreres from various fraternities in the Custody, Friar Nelson’s family members and members of the parish community.
May the Most High and Good Lord always guide Friar Nelson on the path of faithfulness and the generous giving of himself, so that his life may give authentic testimony to the love and mercy of God, for the good of the Church and of the Order.

Entrance into the Postulancy Program
On March 19, 2020, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, nine young men from different regions of the country were welcomed into the postulancy program to begin formation. The event took place at the Friary of San Antonio de Padua in Bogotá, Colombia.
The Provincial Custos, Friar Andrés CASTRO FARAH, presided over the celebration, assisted by the postulancy program formation team. During Mass, Friar José invited the new postulants to follow and imitate the example of St. Joseph, who, with a docile heart, open to God’s working, knew how to respond with fidelity to the divine plan for his life: to be the custodian of the Holy Family in Nazareth.
May the “Spirit of the Lord and his holy working” guide the formation experience of our confreres and be with them as they begin to follow Christ in the footsteps of our Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi.

Friar Fabián Alberto MARTÍNEZ