25 Aug Postulancy 2020
Marciano was accepted as a postulant. He will begin in Berkeley on September 2020. Fr. Hung will be the Postulancy Director.
Postulancy is the beginning of initial formation. It is a time to discern one’s vocation by living with the brothers as a layman. Postulancy means that one will ask the Order for acceptance into the novitiate, the beginning of religious life.
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.