On July 30, 2021 three friars of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation in the USA (OLC) made their Solemn Profession of vows in El Paso – Texas, at the site of the earliest of the Franciscan Missions founded in 1683 by the Tigua Native Peoples, where Conventual Franciscans minister today.

All of the newly professed, Fr. Jaime ZARAGOZA, Fr. Pedro LÓPEZ and Fr. Alberto BRAVO, are natives of the El Paso area, located on the border with Mexico. Friar Henry RAMÍREZ VARGAS, (Costa Rica) a newly ordained priest of the Provincial Custody of Mary Mother of Mercy in Central America, presided at the Mass of Solemn Profession. Minister Provincial Fr. Wayne HELLMANN received their vows, surrounded by a gathering of many friars. Also, an honored guest for the occasion was Friar Erick G. MARÍN CARBALLO (El Salvador) of the same Provincial Custody.

Friar Wayne HELLMANN