'Sister Josephine Fallon's presence at the Pastoral Center and her presence to the priests and people of the archdiocese is much appreciated. We had the opportunity to express that appreciation at a farewell gathering...' Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org
Capuchin Profession in Pittsburgh
...I traveled to Pittsburgh for the solemn profession of five men from my Capuchin province. The men were taking perpetual vows, traditionally what we would call solemn vows. After the novitiate, Capuchins usually take temporary vows for three years. Then, after those three years of temporary vows, they usually take vows for a lifetime. We had the ceremony at the Church of St. Augustine, the place where I made my own profession and where I was ordained a priest. It is an old German parish that is a replica of a church in Bavaria. It was a beautiful celebration for us, especially being held on the Feast of St. Clare (8/11). It was a wonderful way to celebrate this important occasion.
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