10 Oct Making History at San Lorenzo
Franciscans in California made history on the feast of St. Francis. For the first known time, the three USA novitiates of the three branches gathered for a common observance of the feast at San Lorenzo Novitiate in Santa Ynez CA. Twenty-eight novices and a total of 45 friars.
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.