Our Life in Pictures

The Novice Class of 2015

A glimpse into the life of a Conventual Franciscan Novice.
TRYING ON NEW HABITS
TRYING ON NEW HABITS

The novices try on their new habits for the first time before their investiture.

INVESTITURE
INVESTITURE

The novices are invested which officially marks the beginning of their novitiate year.

New Novices With Our Lady of Lourdes
New Novices With Our Lady of Lourdes

The novices explore the nearby convent grounds of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Mishawaka.

TRYING ON NEW HABITS
TRYING ON NEW HABITS

The novices try on their new habits for the first time before their investiture.

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July

 

August

Novices Ready For Ministry
Novices Ready For Ministry

Carey, OH

Fr. Giles Shares His Wisdom
Fr. Giles Shares His Wisdom

Carey, OH

Change of Vocation?
Change of Vocation?

Kokomo, IN

Novices Ready For Ministry
Novices Ready For Ministry

Carey, OH

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September

Receiving the Franciscan Crown
Receiving the Franciscan Crown

Mishawaka, IN

After Receiving their Crowns
After Receiving their Crowns

Mishawaka, IN

Friar Chris Talks with Boy Scouts
Friar Chris Talks with Boy Scouts

South Bend, IN

Receiving the Franciscan Crown
Receiving the Franciscan Crown

Mishawaka, IN

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October

Friar Bao Makes A Friend
Friar Bao Makes A Friend

All Hallows Eve - Mishawaka

Which One is More Scary?
Which One is More Scary?

All Hallows Eve - Mishawaka

Novices Attend Vietnamese Mass
Novices Attend Vietnamese Mass

Carey - Ohio

Friar Bao Makes A Friend
Friar Bao Makes A Friend

All Hallows Eve - Mishawaka

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November

The Trouble with Snow Angels
The Trouble with Snow Angels

Thanksgiving Together
Thanksgiving Together

Ping Pong Recreation
Ping Pong Recreation

The Trouble with Snow Angels
The Trouble with Snow Angels

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Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Our lady of Guadalupe

The Friars helping St. Nick spread the Christmas Cheer to the Sisters

Christmas Bingo with the Sisters

Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Our lady of Guadalupe

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December

January

Epiphany Extractions
Epiphany Extractions

We were joined by some of the Sisters from the hill to extract our Patron Saints for the year.

Epiphany Extractions
Epiphany Extractions

We enjoyed the company of the Sisters and shared in some snacks after the extraction ceremony.

Friar Tony's Birthday
Friar Tony's Birthday

The Birthday Boy, he had his cake and ate it too.

Epiphany Extractions
Epiphany Extractions

We were joined by some of the Sisters from the hill to extract our Patron Saints for the year.

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February

First Big Freeze
First Big Freeze

The snow finally fell on Mishawaka and made for beautiful pictures.

First Big Freeze
First Big Freeze

The snow finally fell on Mishawaka and made for beautiful pictures.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross

Every Friday through Lent we prayed the Stations of the Cross in the Sister's chapel.

First Big Freeze
First Big Freeze

The snow finally fell on Mishawaka and made for beautiful pictures.

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March

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

Some delicious Mardi Gras Cake

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

Dressing for the occasion.

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday

We started the Liturgy outside with the blessing of the palms and procession around the Friary.

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

Some delicious Mardi Gras Cake

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April

Triduum at Mt. St. Francis
Triduum at Mt. St. Francis

Altar of Repose

Triduum at Mt. St. Francis
Triduum at Mt. St. Francis

Preparing for the group pohoto on the steps of the Chapel

Arbor Day
Arbor Day

The yummy snacks

Triduum at Mt. St. Francis
Triduum at Mt. St. Francis

Altar of Repose

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May

Anniversary Celebrations
Anniversary Celebrations

Fr. Alex incenses the alter during Mass in honor of his 50 years of Priesthood

Anniversary Celebrations
Anniversary Celebrations

The Friars attending for the celebration patiently waiting to eat

Cinco de Mayo @ OLA
Cinco de Mayo @ OLA

Group shot of us all, we have had an amazing year!

Anniversary Celebrations
Anniversary Celebrations

Fr. Alex incenses the alter during Mass in honor of his 50 years of Priesthood

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June

Fr. Angelo Visits
Fr. Angelo Visits

Fr. Angelo, the Order's Postulator General, paid a visit to our Novitiate community and gave some very interesting presentations on some Holy Conventual Franciscan Friars who are up for Sainthood.

Fr. Angelo Visits
Fr. Angelo Visits

Fr. Angelo, the Order's Postulator General, paid a visit to our Novitiate community and gave some very interesting presentations on some Holy Conventual Franciscan Friars who are up for Sainthood.

East Coast Pilgrimage
East Coast Pilgrimage

Visiting the graves of our deceased OLA Friars.

Fr. Angelo Visits
Fr. Angelo Visits

Fr. Angelo, the Order's Postulator General, paid a visit to our Novitiate community and gave some very interesting presentations on some Holy Conventual Franciscan Friars who are up for Sainthood.

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July

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