A First Profession of Vows Mass was celebrated at the Augustinian parish of St. Jude's in New Lennox, IL as Br. Emmanuel Isaac, OSA professed his vows as an Augustinian friar. He was joined by two others from his novitiate class from the Midwest province, Fr. Raymond Flores, OSA and Br. Spencer Thomas, OSA. Fr. Kevin Mullins, OSA, prior provincial, received Br. Manny's vows on behalf of Fr. Alejandro Moral Anton, the prior general of the Augustinian Order.
Photos from the Mass can be found HERE.
The Vow Mass was the culminating event of the 2018 FANA formation gathering, which saw men in formation from the four North American provinces gather together at Lewis University for a series of workshops and team building activities. A future post will share more from the FANA Gathering, for now, enjoy the pictures of Br. Manny's First Vows!
Let us pray for Br. Manny as he begins his ministerial life as a vowed Augustinian friar, ad multos annos!