15 Sep Province Formally Receives New Postulant
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Western America Province are pleased to announce that Marvin Abella was formally received as a postulant and was presented with the Tau cross yesterday, Monday, September 14 (the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross), during Evening Prayer. Please pray for him along with the those friars in the formation process.
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.