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Celebrating With Our 2014 Jubilarians

        On Friday, October 17, friars, families and friends came together to honor the jubilarians of our Capuchin life and/or priestly ministry. The annual recognition remembers those friars who reach hallmarks in their journeys of Religious Life (counted from the year of their first profession of the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience) and/or priesthood (counted from the year of Ordination). It gives all of the friars a chance to thank the Lord for the gift of our brothers, and it allows the celebrated brothers to receive the gratitude of the friars, friends and families for their fidelity and perseverance. Above all, it gives us the chance to praise the Lord for the graces they've received and that we have received through their lives and ministries.

       The Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated at St. Augustine Church in Pittsburgh, PA, with our brother Lester Knoll, OFM Cap., as the pincipal Celebrant and Kevin Thompson, OFM Cap., as the jubilarian preacher. Following the Mass, the rejoicing crowds proceeded to the Church Hall for dinner and the Anniversary presentations by the Provincial Minister,  David Nestler, OFM Cap.

Meet all of our Jubilarians in this PDF booklet
prepared by Jubilarian John Pfannenstiel, OFM Cap.


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