INONDALE, Ala. – On the feast of the Transfiguration, Br. John Therese Marie renewed his temporary vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience during the EWTN televised Mass. Br. John Therese has now renewed his temporary vows for fourth consecutive year and the friars are now looking and praying towards Brother professing his final vows next August.

When a friar makes his final profession of vows, he consecrates himself to God for the whole of his life. Currently, Br. John Therese is busy taking philosophy classes, taking care of friary maintenance, and assisting the EWTN pilgrimage department with tours. Brother is projected to begin his seminary studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg,MD in the fall of 2017.


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22 thoughts on “Br. John Therese Renews Vows

  1. Congratulations, Brother John Therese on your renewal of vows. I will look forward to your perpetual vows next year. You must be greatly anticipating launching your seminary training . You are in my prayers.

    Also, I love your new website!!!

  2. The Lord bless you and keep you;
    May He show His face to you and have mercy.
    May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.
    The Lord bless you, Brother John Therese!

    (based on Saint Francis’s Blessing to Brother Leo)

  3. I pray for Bro John Therese that God will make perfect and accomplish His will on him. May God grant you the grace to persevere in your ministry.

  4. God Bless you Bro John Therese You will be remembered in in my prays.. I pray I will be here to celebrate with you when you become a Priest.

  5. May the Holy Spirit continue to empower you and guide you. God bless you now and always and may your family be also blessed by your yes to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  6. This is wonderful. I have watched him for a long time and always admired his great devotion. May God always be with you in your journey

  7. Auch von hier aus Germany Dir lieber Frater John Therese alles Gute, Gesundheit und Gottes reichen Segen, zu Deiner Profess.ich freue mich jedesmal Dich im TV-Sender zu sehen. Gottes Segen ! Joachim

  8. I too want to congratulate Brother JohnTherese on his most recent vows. When I first saw Brother John on EWTN TV daily mass I thought he would make a good football player, and when Fr. Mark announced his football knowledge I told myself, I KNEW IT, Brother John is connected to football and I would like for him to become a priest and get on a new FOOTBALL on the ROCK program as a football announcer where EWTN can give us all the scoop on winning teams and scores – that would be awesome to have Fr. John Therese involved…so how about it Brother John – how cool that would be.

  9. desde Rosario Argentina diariamente estoy con Uds. en la Santa Misa.necesitaria comunicarme con algun sacerdote que hable Español

  10. Brother John Therese Marie, I admire your devotion to your ministry to serve your Catholic faith community. My husband and I watch Mass everyday on EWTN. We pray God continues to BLESS you and keep you safe in his hands always. Merry CHRISTmas and a very Happy New Year 2019!

  11. I pray for you Brother John Therese at daily mass. I am struck by your piety especially when you read the Homily or lead the Prayers. May you have a very successful continuation of your studies until its completion August 2020. God willing I will be able to watch your ordination- I turn 85 the next month. I am touched by your humility especially when I saw your parents at mass with you when they came to visit from Texas I believe, May God continue to bless you in all ways always.

  12. Dear Brother John,
    I enjoy seeing you at Mass on EWTN. I just recently started watching mass everyday on EWTN. When I saw you I could instantly feel that God has blessed you with his spirit. Thank you for your dedication to the Lord. Know that you will help bring people to Jesus, to know His love and salvation. You have a gift. Amen

  13. I have been greatly gifted by being able to follow the EWTN’s Daily Mass. It is such a wonderful opportunity to share with the Franciscan Fathers the Mass, excellent Homilies and outstanding Schola and Organist. (As a a retired church organist, I fully value all the hours of hard work and dedication towards preparation for Liturgies.) When Brother John reads the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful, I sense in him a heart of compassion and reverence, which flows out to all of us who are watching and listening. Thank you so very much for “praying with us and for us” as you often tell us.

  14. When will Br. John Therese Marie become a priest and able to say Mass? Will he stay at EWTN… I sure hope so.

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