On 10 January 2021, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Provincial Custody of Saint Francis of Assisi in Colombia joyfully celebrated the simple profession of three confreres: Friar Jair OROZCO GIRALDO, Friar David de Jesús VELÁZQUEZ CARDONA and Friar Cristian Josué DE LA CRUZ DE LA CRUZ.

The celebration took place in the chapel of the Convent of San Maximilian Kolbe in Itagüí – Antioquia, seat of the Novitiate FALC (Federación América Latina Conventuales). The Provincial Custos Friar José Andrés CASTRO FARAH received, in the name of the Order, the consecration to God – in our Conventual Franciscan charism – of these three of our confreres.
In this pandemic time, when many have participated through their illness in the redemptive pain of Christ, God’s grace is still present: strengthens the journey of consecrated life and encourages it, also through the generous “yes” that our three confreres have given to God through the profession of the evangelical counsels. May the Lord bless them with the gift of fidelity.

Friar Fabián Alberto MARTÍNEZ ARAQUE