1st Profession of Vows

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Brother William Shee, TOR, Brother Kevin Smith, TOR and Brother John Marie Blair, TOR, three friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, made there first profession of vows.  The profession ceremony took place during Mass in the Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, Pennsylvania.  The Very Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, TOR, Minister Provincial received the vows and was the main celebrant for the Mass.  Fr. James Puglis, TOR, Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Francis University was the homilist.

The newly professed Friars will continue their studies for the priesthood at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  The will live with the Province Formation community at Saint Louis Friary in Washington, DC.