From July 12 to August 8, 2020, a group of thirteen young friars from the Province of St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M. in Romania, undertook their second novitiate experience in Viișoara, Romania. The event was led by Friar Cristian CLOPOȚEL.

During those days, several friars gave their own testimony on Conventual life and presented various topics about the importance of discernment and prayer in religious life. At the end of each week, the participants went on pilgrimages to the Franciscan shrines of Cacica, Șumuleu-Ciuc and Nisiporeșt. During the final week, Friar Cristian preached a spiritual retreat, focusing on the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians and Pope Francis’ encyclical Gaudete et exultate and reflecting on holiness in particular.
We thank God for these wonderful days and for Friar Cristian and the confreres who were available to offer their testimony!

Friar Narcis-Leonard LASLĂU