Friday, July 21, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in El Paso, Texas, Alberto Bravo, Calin Vidaurri, and Pedro Lopez professed their temporary vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. These vows are sometimes referred to as First or Simple Vows - but as Fr. John Bamman points out in a 'pre-vow' interview, there is nothing simple about them.
These First Vows normally last three years. During this time, Alberto, Calin, and Pedro, will continue their studies while ministering and living in community as Conventual Franciscans.
The smiles on all the faces tell the story. "It's fun to be Franciscan!"
Check out these beautiful photos courtesy of Al Baeza!