Ellen Benton and Sociana Merz were officially welcomed into the Secular Franciscan Order as candidates during a Rite of Admission ceremony held during the June gathering.
Because of the pandemic, only a few members of the fraternity joined the Council and Formation Team at the parish center chapel. Other fraternity members participated via Zoom video conferencing.
Sociana and Ellen completed initial formation, and received a copy of the Rule of St. Francis and the Tau cross.
They now journey toward profession while completing the candidacy phase of formation.
|Sociana Merz expresses her joy to members tuning in via Zoom.|