On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Provincial Custody of St. Francis of Assisi in Colombia joyfully celebrated the priestly ordination of Friar Fabián Alberto MARTÍNEZ ARAQUE, OFM Conv.

The celebration took place in the chapel of the San Antonio de Padua friary and formation house (post novices and postulants) in Bogotá, Colombia.
The Most Reverend Luis Manuel ALÍ HERRERA, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bogotá, presided over the celebration. In his homily, he urged the new priest not to be afraid to risk his life for the sake of the Gospel, knowing that the Risen Christ is always with us, always walking beside us.
The Mass was attended by many friars from the friaries of the Custody and some diocesan and religious priests, from different communities which are close to the life and work of the friars.
May Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, continue to guide our confrere through the paths of fidelity and generous self-giving, making his life a witness of God’s love and mercy, for the benefit of the Church and our Order.

Custodial Secretary