Reception of Novices

  • May 29th 2021

Three novices were received into the novitiate of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, May 28,2021.

The investiture ceremony took place in the chapel at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania, which is the retirement Friary for the members of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The three new novices begin there year of preparation and study for the first profession of vows which will take place in June 2022.

Pictures below from left to right:  Father Kevin Queally, T.O.R., Director of Novices, Brother Anthony Seraphim Beltran, T.O.R., Brother Matthew Mary Bobby, T.O.R. and Brother Joel Crotteau, T.O.R.



Moved by divine inspiration we wish to share your life in the brotherhood of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, we earnestly ask to be clothed with the habit of probation. Test us that we may learn how to take on our shoulders the yoke of the Lord in love and joy for the perfect following of Christ according to the example of St. Francis the poor, humble lover of the cross.