Three Brothers Profess Temporary Vows of Poverty, Chastity, & Obedience
Placing their hands in those of their Provincial Minister, Fr. Christopher Popravak, three men - Br. Hang Fagnant, Br. Jordan Schmeidler, and Br. Montie Chavez - professed vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. These vows do not bind them to a life-long commitment. The brothers, who recently completed their year of novitiate, made temporary vows for three years.
The profession of vows took place with the celebration of Evening Prayer on July 20 at St. Patrick Oratory in Denver, Colorado.
Surrounded by their Capuchin Brothers, Poor Clare Sisters, members of the Secular Franciscan Order, as well as friend and family, the men received the habit of the Order as well as the book of the Gospels.
This time following the Novitiate is called the Post-Novitiate. During this period of three to six years, the men will begin limited work at various ministries with the poor and marginalized, study Spanish, receive ongoing formation in the Capuchin life, and will seek to discern God's will regarding their future as a lay brother or priest brother within the order.
After three years time, in discernment with the community, the men will become eligible for the profession of solemn (life-long) vows.
Please keep these men in your prayers as they continue to seek God's will in their lives.