Investiture Program Set to Begin in Victoria, KS

by Fr. Blaine Burkey, O.F.M.Cap.

Lest the Magnum Gaudium from the Alps overshadow the Magnum Gaudium from the far eastern slopes of the Rockies, we want to announce that 14 postulants from six different circumscriptions (and two solemnly professed directors) are about to begin the inter-continental pre-novitiate at St. Fidelis Friary, Victoria, Kansas, USA. Please remember them in prayer.

Province of Australia
Postulant Sean Casie Chitty
Postulant Steve Tran

Province of Calvary
Postulant Todd Wieschowski

Vice-Province of Mariana and Hawaian Islands
Postulant Joseph Meno

Province of Mid-America
Brother Charles Polifka, guardian, associate director
Postulant Ryan Tidball -- from Pierre SD

Province of New Jersey
Brother Edmund Waker, director

Province of New York-New England
Postulant Ross Chamberland
Postulant Sal Cordaro
Postulant Michael DiBonaventura
Postulant Richard Mattox
Postulant Peter Sloan

Province of Pennsylvania
Postulant Matt Chominski
Postulant Craig Glantz
Postulant Will Mullins
Postulant Richard Owens

Peter arrived by bicycle, having coasted downhill 350 miles from Denver [alt. 5,280'] to Victoria [alt. 1,940]. Bro. Malachy McBride's brother-in-law George Pouska, flew the Australians from Denver.