Five New Postulants
Five men were "taued" on September 8th during a ceremony at St. Anthony Friary as they began their time of postulancy. "Taued" means that they received the "Tau Cross" which is a sign of the postulancy year. The ceremony was presided over by Brother David Songy, the Director of the Postulancy Program and guardian of St.Anthony Friary. Brother Gilmary Tallman and Brother Michael Suchnicki are also members of the postulancy community and will be involved in the formation as well as the evaluation of the new postulants. Let's keep these men in our prayers as they begin this vocational journey with the Capuchins in Mid-America. Congratulations to Mike Patullo, Marshall Schmidt, Jason Moore, Jared Cooke, and Christopher Thigpen. Congratulations, too, to Cesar Arras as he begins his second year of postulancy. Cesar received his "Tau Cross" at a similar ceremony on September 8, 2010. Friars from all four friaries in Denver attended the ceremony and then joined the community at St. Anthony's for a festive supper. The new postulants will be spending this part of their vocational journey getting to know the friars and their ministries, learning the Capuchin way of life, working with the imprisoned, the homeless, and others who may be marginalized by society, and developing a "Capuchin" sense of prayer and contemplation. Cesar's postulancy will focus on a more intensive prayer program and a more intense preparation for the novitiate year.