On October 3, 2020, the Transitus of our Seraphic Father St. Francis, the common novitiate of the Federación América Latina Conventuales (FALC) celebrated the Rite of Vesting of its new novices. The novices are from various Jurisdictions within the Federation.
There are seven new novices. Three of them are from the Provincial Custody of St. Francis of Assisi in Colombia; one is from the Provincial Custody of Our Lady of Coromoto in Venezuela; one is from the Provincial Delegation in Paraguay; one is from the Provincial Custody of Mary, Mother of Mercy in Central America; and one is from the Provincial Custody of St. Francis in Bolivia.
The new novices received the habit of our Conventual Franciscan Order with joy and enthusiasm from the confreres of the formation community at the San Maximiliano Kolbe Friary in Itagüí, Antioquia, Colombia. The Custos of Colombia, Friar José Andrés CASTRO FARAH, was also present.
Let us pray that God’s grace will sustain the lives and vocations of these confreres, so that during this year of probation they may better understand what it is to be a follower of Christ who is poor, humble and crucified.
Friar Fabián Alberto MARTÍNEZ ARAQUE