Solemn Profession

July 17, 2020

Brother Joseph Marie Krilich, T.O.R.

On Friday, July 17, 2020, Brother Joseph Marie Krilich made his solemn Profession of vows as a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular. Friars, family members and friends gathered at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Saint Francis University for the Mass of Religious Profession.  The Very Rev. Jonathan St. Andre, T.O.R., Vicar Provincial, received Brother Joseph’s vows and was also the homilist for the Mass.

Brother Joseph Marie recently complete an apostolic internship year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  He will return to Saint Louis Friary in Washington, DC where he will finished his studies for the priesthood at the Catholic University of America.

Brother Joseph is pictured above with his family. His father and mother are standing behind him and he is surrounded by his six sisters and their families.

Click here to watch a recording of the profession Mass.


I ask that by professing the rule and life in the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, I may be able to follow the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with his holy operation follow in his footsteps all the days of our lives.

… I therefore commit myself totally with all my heart to this Fraternity, so that, through the operation of the Holy Spirit, the example of Mary Immaculate, the intercession of our Father Francis and of all the Saints, and the help of my brothers, I may achieve the perfection of charity in the service of God, of the Church and of all people.

Thanks Be To God!