Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
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Ordo Fratrum Minorum

New Franciscan Novices!

The 2014-2015 novitiate year has begun at the Interprovincial Novitiate in Burlington, Wisconsin, USA. On Friday August 15th, 14 men from the Provinces of the United States, Canada and Ireland were accepted into the novitiate. This is the first year that the Eastern Canadian Franciscans have taken part in the joint novitiate.

Our novice is Mathieu Bélanger-Leduc. He is pictured with Pierre Charland OFM, who was the Province’s delegate for the event.

During the ceremony the novitiate formators washed the feet of the new novices.


We pray for Mathieu and the 14 other men who are in this year’s novitiate. May the Spirit of the Lord guide them and their formators.