Professions in the East Anglian Region

Joyful news of more professions in the East Anglian Region! Welcome and Congratulations to Patricia, Jim, Brigid, and Samuel!

Cambridge ’Our Lady of the Poor’ Fraternity Profession – Saturday 30th September 2017

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Patricia Bridgeford ofs (centre in photo) a member of the Cambridge ‘Our Lady of the Poor’ Fraternity, made her profession to Peter Qualey ofs, Fraternity Minister, on Saturday 30th September. This was witnessed by Fr Patrick Lonsdale OFM during the East Anglian Regional Day of Recollection Mass held at Our Lady Immaculate & St Etheldreda Church, Newmarket.

Norwich ‘Pax et Bonum’ Fraternity Profession – Saturday 20th May 2017

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Three members of the Norwich ‘Pax et Bonum’ Fraternity – Jim Powell ofs, Brigid Rawlinson ofs, and Samuel Ayalo Tassili ofs – made their professions to Rob Hardie ofs, Fraternity Minister. This was witnessed by Fr Patrick Lonsdale OFM during the East Anglian Regional Day of Recollection Mass held at St George’s Church, Norwich, on Saturday 20th May 2017 – the Memoria of St Bernardine of Siena.

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Professions in Edinburgh

On 2nd October 2016 two members of The Companions Fraternity in Craimillar, Edinburgh made their permanent Profession into the Order. The professions took place during the main Sunday Mass at St Teresa’s parish which is currently served by the OFM friars. Fr Patrick Lonsdale was present as were OFS members from San Damiano (Inverness) and Blessed John Duns Scotus (Glasgow) fraternities. Both candidates were supported by their family and friends making the celebration a joyful and uplifting occasion.

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Welcome to Jonathan Jamal ofs and Bridget Mungersdorf ofs!

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Professions: Ipswich Fraternity

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Saturday 17th September 2016: Two members of the Ipswich ‘Blessed John Duns Scotus’ Fraternity – Claire Lamont-Buxton ofs and Chris Housden ofs – made their professions to Edwin Edwards ofs, Fraternity Minister, this was witnessed by Fr Patrick Lonsdale OFM during the East Anglian Regional Day of Recollection Mass held at Our Lady of Light & St Osyth Church, Clacton-on-Sea, on Saturday 17th September 2016 – the Feast of St Francis’ Stigmata. Fr Patrick was assisted at the concelebrated Mass by Canon Peter Connor ofs, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Light & St Osyth Parish, who is a member of the Clacton ‘Our Lady of Light’ Fraternity.

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Second Priest Professed In East Anglian Fraternity!

Second Priest Professed In East Anglian Fraternity!
 
Second Priest Professed In East Anglian Fraternity

Fr Frank Jackson ofs, a priest of the Brentwood Diocese, made his Profession to Willem Botha ofs, Minister of the Clacton ‘Our Lady of Light’ Fraternity during Mass held at Our Lady of Light & St Osyth Church, Clacton -on-Sea on Sunday 7th February. This was witnessed by Fr Jesmond Pawley OFM Conv, National Spiritual Assistant, who concelebrated the Mass with Canon Peter Connor, the Parish Priest, himself a Secular Franciscan, and Fr Frank, who is from the adjacent Parish of Sacred Heart and St Francis, Frinton-on-Sea.
Left to right in the photograph are: Willem Botha ofs, Minister; Fr. Jesmond Pawley OFM Conv.; Fr. Frank Jackson ofs; Canon Peter Connor ofs.

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