Custos Connect : Finding Christmas

Dearest family and friends,

May the Lord give you peace!

As 2020 comes to a close, we give thanks for the year, for the blessings that God has given us and for the challenges that in the end have made us more creative and faithful to God.

In this episode, Friar Derrick shares with us the latest update taking place in the Custody. Tune in to find out more!

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Lean On Me – The Friars’ Jam

Hello everyone!

In today’s episode, Friar Nelson Evarinus, OFM together with our postulant, Timothy Fong, would like to dedicate this song to all of you out there.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of us are now subject to some form of change and each one of us is dealing with it in different ways. 

These adjustments have caused a variety of reactions, from panic to fear and anxiety.

All of us have to come to terms that we live in a world of uncertainty and change. 

It’s our prayer that each of one of you will continue to experience God’s help in all your adversities. May the Lord be with us and grant us his peace and serenity.

Bring Him Home – The Friars’ Jam

“God on high, hear my prayer. In my need, you have always been there…”

“Bring Him Home” is a song from the popular Broadway musical a Les Misérables, which is performed by the main character, Jean Valjean.

This song has become an anthem for people around the world and helps provide comfort for those in need. Many have adopted the song as a personal prayer for their loved ones who serve in the armed forces, missions, or are otherwise apart from their families.

As we dedicate this song to you, it is our prayer that you’ll find peace and goodness during this time of difficulties.

Friar Marvin Making His First Profession

Friar Marvin Making His First Profession

On July 11, 2020, Friar Marvin Voo made his first profession into the Order of Friars Minor of the Custody of St Anthony Malaysia- Singapore-Brunei.

Receives the Friar Minor’s habit and cord with the three knots symbolises the three vows he temporarily professed which are to live all the days of his life in obedience, without anything of his own and in chastity.

The First Profession is the official entry into the Order of Friars Minor and it comes after a year of Postulancy and one year of Novitiate. Postulancy can be likened to a year of probation. During this time, the gradual transition of culture and intensification of fraternal living help to make clear a candidate’s personal and individual inspiration for being called to the life, spirit and mission of the Friars Minor. Novitiate is a time to consolidate and further clarify his vocation intentions as he prepares for the First Profession. During Novitiate, the candidate receives the Friar Minor’s habit and the cord without
any knot because he has not taken the vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. This was the path Marvin Voo took over the last few years.

The Provincial Minister of San Pedro Bautista Friar Cielito R. Almazon OFM received Marvin’s profession.

Friar Marvin made his First Profession at the Minor Basilica Santuario de San Pedro Bautista Parish, Quezon City, Philippines. The profession, made into the hands of the Provincial Minister, Friar Cielito R. Almazan OFM, was for 16 months. The next milestone in Friar Marvin’s journey would be the renewal of profession to be held on April 16 2021 (the traditional date of St Francis’ profession into the hands of the Pope), with the other friars in formation. At his profession, the newly-professed Marvin received his knotted cord.

The next day, he flew back to Malaysia and joined the community in Ayer Hitam, Penang.

The Penang Community comprises Friars Marvin, Oliver, Arul , Timothy (Postulant) and John Soh.

Tuhan Beri Petunjuk?

Tuhan Beri Petunjuk?

Bukankah kita seringkali dipenuhi dengan keraguan? Namun, iman kita mengatakan bahawa Tuhan senantiasa menyampaikan kehendak-Nya kepada kita. Pesanan Tuhan itu adalah konsisten, dan utuh. Kita tidak pernah bersendirian dalam perjalanan ini. Yesus memberikan kita Roh Kudus untuk memimpin kita dalam mengenali “tanda ” yang menunjukkan kita ke hala tuju yang benar. 

Saksikan renungan salah seorang friar yang terlibat dalam Promosi Panggilan. Friar David Au, OFM menggambarkan perjalanan beliau sebagai seorang Fransiskan.