Three professed as members of Secular Franciscan Order
The tight family of Secular Franciscans in the Jefferson City diocese has grown by three.–Catholic Missourian
Deacon Joseph and Mary Ann Puglis of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Columbia and Rebecca Bouck of Our Lady of the Lake parish in Lake Ozark made their profession this summer in the Secular Order of Franciscans (O.S.F.).
They did so on July 27 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City.
Steve Geldmacher O.F.S. of St. Louis, regional minister of the Secular Franciscans, on behalf of the Church and the order, received their profession into the Joyful Servants Fraternity (family).
Profession is the culmination of over three years of initial formation.
Each of the three new members promised to follow the Rule of Life of the Secular Franciscan Order, and to live out the Gospel in the manner of St. Francis of Assisi by means of that same rule.