The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word have a newly perpetually professed friar, Br. John Therese Marie of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.
After six years of Franciscan formation, one as a postulant, another as a novice, four in temporary vows, and with much growth in the ways of Christ, Br. John made his Perpetual Profession of Vows today, August 11, 2017. Bishop Robert Baker celebrated the Mass. This is a special day for Brother, the MFVA Community and his family. It’s edifying and encouraging to witness a young man give his life to God and the Church while living the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Consecrating oneself in this form of life, requires a great love for Jesus, trust in Him, a burning desire to serve and live radically like Him. St. Francis of Assisi lived this way. He continues to inspire men to lose their life to follow Christ. Brother John joyfully surrendered everything today to live for and like Jesus in the way St. Francis lived and taught.