23 Feb Br. Christopher Iwancio Ordained to the Priesthood
On Saturday, February 21, at St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Father Christopher Iwancio, O.F.M.Cap. was ordained to the priesthood. A welcome party for friends, family, and friars was generously hosted by the Sherman Family the evening before the Ordination. On Sunday, Feb. 22, a Mass of Thanksgiving was held at St. Aloysius followed by a church reception with guests and parishioners. Congratulations, Fr. Chris!
After graduating from high school, I asked God what I was meant to do with my life. While I was going to Mass everyday and frequently receiving the sacrament of reconciliation, I discerned that God was calling me to this way of life. I was accepted as a postulant in 2011 and then entered the Order in 2012 at the San Lorenzo novitiate in California. During temporary vows, I studied philosophy at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. After I graduated and professed perpetual vows, I studied theology online with the University of Notre Dame to be certified as a catechist. Currently, I am the guardian or local minister at Old Mission Santa Inés and the caregiver of Br. Joe Slominski, O.F.M. Cap.