Franciscans celebrate first profession

Bro. Denis Aherne, OFM (centre standing) pictured with members of the Burlington community following his first profession in a ceremony with the Provincial Minister of the Irish Franciscans, Friar Hugh McKenna OFM on Sunday. Bro. Denis is a member of the Irish Franciscan Province and having completed his postulancy in the Franciscan Friary, Killarney, Co. Kerry he went to the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate Friary, in Burlington, Wisconsin to do his novitiate. Upon the completion of a year of Franciscan Studies at the Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury, he will move to the Franciscan Friary, Athlone, Co. Westmeath to continue his training in the ‘Franciscan Way’.