A Grateful Response to God’s Gifts

Friar Ian Bremar, OFM Conv. loves to learn and to teach. On Friday, August 21, speaking at the end of Mass after professing Solemn Vows as a Conventual Franciscan, Friar Ian gave those in attendance a lesson in how to respond to God's gifts.

He talked about gratitude.

banner ian vowsWith family, friends, and many of his Franciscan brothers gathered in the Chapel of the Oblate Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, Friar Ian told them he was grateful to God, and to all of them, for the gift of his vocation and for the opportunity to serve God's people as a Franciscan Friar.

Minister Provincial Jim Kent, OFM Conv. told Ian's family that they weren't losing a son; they are gaining an extended family of Franciscans.

Br. Ian's extended family photo
Br. Ian's extended family photo

After the Mass, the entire family continued the celebration with a reception on the Oblate Seminary campus.

Congratulations Br. Ian. We are grateful to you for the generous gift you have made: your life for God's people.

 

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