Franciscan Volunteer ordained Franciscan priest
Valentine's Day 2015 will long be remembered as a special one for Franciscan Friar Chris Kersteins who was ordained to the priesthood that day at Holy Family Church in Albuquerque by Archbishop Michael Sheehan. In addition to many other Franciscan brothers from his Province, Chris was happy to be accompanied by Dale Jamison, a friar from Tohatchi where he first served as a Franciscan volunteer.
Fr. Chris' first celebration of the Eucharist took place at Laguna on Sunday, Feb. 15th. Reports from his Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe newsletter said, "The whole celebration was a simple Franciscan gathering of joy and peace."