Gathered with friars, family, friends and local people, Br. Vincent Finnigan, OFM, and Br. David Connolly, OFM, celebrated their first profession at the Franciscan Friary in Ennis in a celebration presided over by Vicar Provincial Kieran Cronin, OFM. Their first profession of vows brings to an end their canonical year of novitiate which also took place at the friary in Ennis. Fr. Caoimhin O'Laoide, OFM, serves as the Novice Master.
Br. Vincent, originally from Achill, County Mayo, has been assigned to Merchants' Quay friary in Dublin and will begin a two year course in philosophy in Maynooth. Br. David, originally from Cork City, will attend the Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury, England, for a year of Franciscan studies.
The new class of novices begin their novitiate year on September 9.