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

Our Irish novice is Denis Aherne. He is pictured with Joe Condren OFM, who was his Postulant Director when he did his Postulancy in Killarney.

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

We pray for Denis and all these good men. May the Spirit of the Lord guide them and their formators.