14th May, 2020

Clothing of Br Francisco

Ampleforth Abbey

With great joy, Tiago Goncalves was clothed as Br Francisco on May 12th, the eve of Our Lady of Fatima. He was brought up close to Fatima, and the name he has been given reflects his devotion to St Francisco Marto, one of the visionaries of Fatima.

The photo shows Br Francisco in the centre, with, from left to right, Fr Chad who is his Novice Master, Br Edmund, his fellow novice, Fr Gabriel who clothed him, Fr Kevin who guided him as a guest and an aspirant.