**“Poor Friars and Nuns” New Community, New Vocations & New Ordinations…
**Thanks be to God our community continues to grow throughout the world. Here for you, an update:
Our dear Friar Nathaniel has been sent by our General Superior to the Diocese of Toulon in France to open a new community there with Friar Stephan. Recently they joined our sisters from our community in Cremona (Italy) for a Parish Mission in Como, Northern Italy. May the Lord bless them with a fruitful mission as thye work towards building the Kingdom of God in Southern France and as he prepare for his God willing Diaconate Ordination (below: Friar Nathaniel and Friar Stephan evangelizing in the Diocese of Como, N. Italy).
Our number of sisters continue to grow; We congratulate Sister Allison (now with our American Community in Louisiana) who made her postulant vows last month, may she be blessed in this year of test and preparation before her novitiate. Click on this image below to see the short video of the ceremony:
We welcome another 2 Chinese women to our community in Noto, Martha and Mariana who came to know our community though our sister Anna (also Chinese) whilst studying in Rome. Please keep them in your prayers as they grow through their formation - and especially Sr. Anna who will be making her Novitiate vows next week. (Below: Our sisters housed in our Sicilian community in the Diocese of Noto)
Many prayers and best wishes to our Vice General Fr. Giuseppe (now completing his doctorate at the Biblicum Pontifical University in Rome) who was Ordained to the Priesthood a week ago in Sardinia. May your consecrated hands bare much fruit of conversion and vocation as through them they forgive our sins and Consecrate the Body of Christ. (Below: Fr. Giuseppe Celebrating his 1st Mass - click on the image below to see a video of the Ordination highlights)
As we grow in the 5 respective diocese though-out the world, we strive forward to announce the Gospel to the world and make “Fishers of men (and women)” (Matt 4:19). Now some 30 members, we have a vast diversity of nationalities among us as Consecrated members: Italian, French, Portuguese, Australian, American, German, Mexican, Albanian, Dominican Republican, and Chinese and pray that we can continue to work diligently in the Name of Christ and His Holy Mother Catholic Church for the greater Glory of God and the Salvation of the most number of souls possible.
We ask you all to keep all of us in your in your prayers. Thank you,
Best wishes of Holiness.
Little Friars and Nuns of Jesus and Mary.