Our two novices, Kestas Watson and John Paul Carroll received the habit on 20 November at the joint novitiate in Burlington, USA.

They began their Franciscan formation as postulants for one year in Killarney friary. In Burlington they are jointed by ten other novices from different English-speaking Provinces for the one year novitiate programme. This year focuses on a deepening of the life of prayer and a sense of their Franciscan calling.

We continue to pray that they Lord will bless their lives abundantly.