Video – FI News #124: Six New Postulants Receive the Franciscan Habit

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Ave Maria!

On December 15th, Feast of Our Lady Queen of the Seraphic Order, six young men were clothed (or "invested") in the habit of St. Francis at our friary in New York. The rough, cruciform tunic is an outward expression of the form of life they desire to follow: that of Jesus Christ, poor, humble and crucified. The color grey (unbeknownst to many) is the original color worn by the sons of St. Francis. The blue tint of the fabric expresses their desire to live as the possession and property of Our Lady, battling for the salvation of souls beneath her Blue Mantle.
The investiture in the "habit of probation" marks one of the first steps in their vocational journey. God willing, this journey will take them to novitiate, then to their first profession of vows, and finally to perpetual profession.
Please remember these young men in your prayers, that Our Lord and Lady may bring to completion the good work begun in their souls.

Ave Maria!

Fr. Gabriele's homily from the Mass immediately preceding this video is available here.



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