Friar David's celebration of his solemn profession as a Franciscan at the Merchants Quay, Dublin Church was in the presence of many friars, family and friends. David, from Cork, had many travel from there for the celebration.
In his homily for the occasion, the Provincial Minister spoke of the many ways that God calls each and everyone of us. He said, "God calls each of us in different ways to different tasks. He calls people to the married life, to the single life, to the religious life and to the priesthood. There is a deep joy in coming to an understanding of God’s call to each of us. Our brother David has spent the last number of years discerning God’s call to him and he has come to today to make a public and lifelong commitment to follow God in the family of St Francis. David, like our Father Francis before you, you too have been able to say: this is what I want, this is what I seek, this is what I desire with all my heart. And I pray that God’s call may always fill your heart with joy as you continue your journey of faith."
Congratulations David! Ad multos annos!