On February 12, 2022, Friar David TABARES VÉLEZ, a member of the Provincial Custody of St. Francis of Assisi in Colombia, made his solemn profession. The ceremony took place in the chapel of the San Antonio de Padua Friary in Bogotá, Colombia.

Friar David comes from the city of Medellín, Colombia. He was born on June 16, 1993, and made his simple profession on June 11, 2017. The solemn profession ceremony was presided over by the Provincial Custos, Friar Sidifredo de la Cruz CHAPARRO GUALDRÓN.
The solemn profession of a friar is always a reason for joy and hope. The Lord continues to send us brothers to enlarge our family and, over time, spread our charism, which our Seraphic Father St. Francis bequeathed to us.
Friar David’s solemn profession was a very meaningful event for the Custody’s postulants and temporary professed. They prepared every detail of the celebration with dedication.
We assure our confrere David of our prayers that he may persevere and be faithful in his total consecration to God.

Friar Sidifredo de la Cruz CHAPARRO GUALDRÓN, Provincial Custos