NEW YORK – On February 25, 13 candidates were received into the Secular Franciscan Order for theFraternidad Imaculada Concepcion at 96th Street. (Candidates in the SFO are the equivalent to novices in the OFM. Candidates spend a year in a program studying their Rule in preparation for making promises to follow it for the rest of their lives.)
Since the reception of the candidates, the fraternity has three inquirers who are interested in becoming members of the Secular Franciscan Order. Pray for them as they continue their journey in the Secular Franciscans.