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 RetoDavatz. 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
"A saint is a sinner who never quits trying to be holy!" Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA
"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:11
"How can I repay the Lord for all the good done for me? I will raise the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people." Psalm 116 12-14
"If the Lord bring you to it, He will bring you through it!"
"Live simply so that others may simply live." Gandhi
"Without cost you have received, without cost you are to give." Matthew 10:8