Fulfilling a Promise


Fulfilling a promise they made to each other on the day they were ordained, Friar Wayne Hellmann traveled to Rome to meet with his fellow ordinands from the Seraphicum Class of 1967 to celebrate their 50th Jubilee. They gathered on December 20, and the next morning, their ordination day, they concelebrated Mass with Pope Francis at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta. That evening they concelebrated another Mass, this time near the Seraphicum, at Sts. Peter and Paul where they were ordained. On the morning of the 22nd, they concelebrated Mass with Father General Marco Tasca in the Conventual Curia. The classmates came from the US, Italy, Okinawa, and Switzerland.