Peace be with you!

My name is Nader Ata. I am a Conventual Franciscan Friar of the Our Lady of Angels Province, USA. I am a transitional deacon preparing for Priesthood Ordination in the fall.

Seeking to live with Franciscan Joy each and every day!

*All of photos on this blog were taken by me unless noted otherwise. Please ask permission before using them. Thank You!*

*Also I am not the greatest speller or writer in the world, so please let me know if something is misspelled. Thank you!"


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Reto's Solemn Profession of Vows

Today was the not only the celebration of the Assumption of Mary but it was also the Profession of Solemn Vows of Friar Reto Davatz. After waking up and checking out of the hotel I went to my Taunt (Arabic of Aunt) Paula's house for breakfast with my Uncle Adel and their two children Rami and Andre. Soon after breakfast I was off to St. Bonaventure Church for Reto's profession where my other Aunt - Taunt Sonia and her husband Uncle Ezzat. It was a wonderful celebration here are a couple pictures from the day.

Reto's Being Called ForthReto prostrating for the Litany of the Saints

Reto Professing his Solemn Vows in the hands of Fr. Justin Biase
with his witnesses Friar Brad Mulinski (Left) and Friar Peter Cowans (Right)

A close-up during the Profession

Reto Signing the Book

The Presentation of the Gifts: Reto's Mom is giving Reto's Dad (the Deacon) the Bread

Mr. Davatz preparing the wine

Uncle Ezzat, Me, and Taunt Sonia at the reception

My family with Reto

Congratulation Reto!!!!

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