Brother Luke Mary, Dominican novice, grad of the US Naval Academy and Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Priestly Discernment Program, signs the Book of Vestition prior to making his first vows at the St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 8, 2017.
During the vestition ceremony, a first-year novice joins the order on a conditional basis. The year that ensues is one of prayerful discernment and experiencing the Dominican life first-hand.
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