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Four Brothers Professed in Alnmouth!

More than seventy people joined with Brs Cristian Michael, David, Micael Cristoffer and Robert as they made their first Professions in the Society of St Francis. Br Nicholas Alan SSF (the Guardian of Glasshampton Monastery where all Novices spend a period of Enclosure) preached and Br Benedict SSF (the Minister Provincial) presided at the Eucharist and received the vows on behalf of the Society. The guests (who came from Sweden, Germany and around the United Kingdom) joined the Brothers for a delicious lunch after the Eucharist.

Br Nicholas Alan preaching.

Br Nicholas Alan preaching.

Br Benedict receives Br Cristian Michael's Promises

Br Benedict receives Br Cristian Michael’s Promises

The three knotted rope (symbolising the three vows) is knotted around Br David.

The three knotted rope (symbolising the three vows) is knotted around Br David.

The rope is tied around Br Michael Cristoffer

The rope is tied around Br Michael Cristoffer

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Br Robert receives his rope

The newly Professed Brothers exchange the sign of peace with their Brothers and Sisters

The newly Professed Brothers exchange the sign of peace with their Brothers and Sisters

Br Benedict presiding

Br Benedict presiding

The newly Professed with Br Nicholas Alan

The newly Professed with Br Nicholas Alan

The newly Professed with Br Desmond Alban (the Novice Guardian)

The newly Professed with Br Desmond Alban (the Novice Guardian)

The four Novice ropes remain in the Chapel until tomorrow.

The four Novice ropes remain in the Chapel until tomorrow.