Today, with great joy, we welcomed to new Postulants into our Fraternity in Raheny. Sean is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He has lived and worked in Ireland for the L'Arche Community for seven years. Sean, not only has a good Irish name but is a great multi-instrumental traditional musician.
Antony hails from Kerala in India, a place which has a strong Capuchin presence. He is an Engineer and has worked and lived in Ireland for the last four years.
Br Eustace (Director of Postulants) invested the two men with the Franciscan Tau, an ancient symbol of renewal and protection, used by St Francis as his signature. Postulancy is the first stage of their journey into Capuchin life. Br Eustace spoke of their courage in taking such a counter-cultural step and of how he very much admired their brave decision.
We are delighted to have them with us and wish them every blessing. Do keep them in your prayers.
|Br Eustace speaks of the call to Capuchin life|
|The Tau Crosses are blessed|
|Antony and Sean|
|Sean receives the Tau Cross|
|Antony receives his Tau|
|Our local community welcome the two new men|
|Sean and Antony with members of the Secular Franciscan Order|