Earlier this month, Franciscan Friar Conventual Julio Martinez professed his Solemn Vows into the hands of his Minister Provincial Friar James McCurry. In a profession of Solemn Vows, a friar dedicates himself to live the vows of chastity, obedience and poverty for all his days.
The profession took place during a Mass on December 8, 2016 at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Maryland. Friars from across Maryland and beyond journeyed to Ellicott City to honor Friar Julio and this important step in his vocation. Friar Julio’s brother Jose joined the Franciscans for dinner and fraternity that evening.
Friar Julio has been active in service throughout Our Lady of the Angels Province in the Eastern United States. Currently, he works as the parochial vicar at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Parish in Baltimore. He finds great joy in helping men and women deepen their relationships with the Lord.
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