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.

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INVESTITURE
INVESTITURE

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

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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.

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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

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

Carey, OH

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Change of Vocation?
Change of Vocation?

Kokomo, IN

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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

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After Receiving their Crowns
After Receiving their Crowns

Mishawaka, IN

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

South Bend, IN

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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

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

All Hallows Eve - Mishawaka

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Novices Attend Vietnamese Mass
Novices Attend Vietnamese Mass

Carey - Ohio

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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

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Thanksgiving Together
Thanksgiving Together

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Ping Pong Recreation
Ping Pong Recreation

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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

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

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Christmas Bingo with the Sisters

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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.

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Epiphany Extractions
Epiphany Extractions

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

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Friar Tony's Birthday
Friar Tony's Birthday

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

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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.

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First Big Freeze
First Big Freeze

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

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Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross

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

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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

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Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

Dressing for the occasion.

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday

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

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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

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

Preparing for the group pohoto on the steps of the Chapel

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Arbor Day
Arbor Day

The yummy snacks

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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

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Anniversary Celebrations
Anniversary Celebrations

The Friars attending for the celebration patiently waiting to eat

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Cinco de Mayo @ OLA
Cinco de Mayo @ OLA

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

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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.

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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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East Coast Pilgrimage
East Coast Pilgrimage

Visiting the graves of our deceased OLA Friars.

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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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