Morning prayer in a few moments here at Saint Michael Friary in Brooklyn. Then we're heading to Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers, N.Y., at 8 o'clock. The profession ceremony begins at 11 o'clock.
I feel very much at peace about this day, and proud to make public my commitment to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ more closely, in the manner of Francis of Assisi.
Thank you so much for the prayers -- I will remember each of you in mine. It feels very good to make this commitment to the Capuchin Franciscan way public today.
Once more, I thank you, readers, for walking with me through the novitiate journey. The peace I feel is your gift to me -- your gift, and the gift of all the people who have been the presence of God at my side, all the people who have walked with me bearing the spirit of Jesus. I hope we may meet again one day to share our stories as we walk toward the New Jerusalem.
Peace be with you, and with all our sisters and brothers in the world. God's peace and goodness be with all of you!