Friar Stories

Becoming a Friar was.....

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Brother Nathan Meckey, T.O.R.

Entered August 2009

...the beginning of a journey. After entering I really found my vocation and learned what it means to be converted day by day. The journey is ongoing and I'm happy to be a part of the ride.

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Father Malachi Van Tassell, T.OR.

Entered August 1997

... was an answer to God's call and the beginning of an exciting adventure, going where God leads.

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Father Vincent Yeager, T.O.R.

Entered August 2011

...the only way to satisfy the desire God placed in my heart. It's so much better than I could have imagined!

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Father Jason Wooleyhan, T.O.R.

Entered August 2010

...many times difficult or challenging, but the difficulties have always been the kind that prove God's providence and healing power.

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Father Gregory Plow, T.O.R.

Entered August 2001

...the beginning of a wonderful lifelong journey in which I seek to conform my life more to Christ's in imitation of St. Francis.

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Brother Gabriel Amato, T.O.R.

Entered August 1971

...my response to the Lord's invitation to follow Him in a deeper life of consecration after the example of St. Francis of Assisi.