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Bro. Solanus, a religious brother, was formerly a member of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. He commenced his three year 'passaggio' to the Conventual Franciscans in December 2016. He originally hails from Dublin, Ireland.
He was accepted for solemn vows in March this year, but his profession was delayed due to the travel restrictions imposed by the governments because of the corona virus.
Bro. Solanus has been domiciled in the Wexford friary since July 2019, and the ceremony took place there on 2nd August during Holy Mass. The Provincial Custos, Fr. Ciprian Budau, travelled from England to receive the vows. The Wexford community, Frs. Aquino Maliakkal (Father Guardian), Robert Cojoc and Kazimierz Trzcinski were in attendance, along with a visiting friar from Oxford, Bro. Peter George Flynn.
SOLEMN PROFESSION OF
BRO. SOLANUS MARY SIMMS