The four novices pictured with the Ennis Franciscan community
Vocations to religious life in Ireland received another timely boost in the recent past with the news that the Franciscan friars of the Irish province clothed four men in the habit of the order recently. The four: Marc Reimer, Feidhlim O' Seasnain, Michael O' Grady and Philip Geasley have completed their pre-novitiate in England and now begin their novitiate with the Franciscan community in Ennis, Co. Clare.
This very good news gives a boost to all religious congregations who are concerned with vocations and new membership. The long, cordial, fraternal and historical links between the Dominicans and the Franciscans prompt Irish Dominican Vocations to wish our new Franciscan brothers every blessing on the road ahead as they set out to follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis. See also the website of the Irish Franciscan friars.