Yesterday, May 21, our Capuchin brother FR. FLAVIAN WELSTEAD celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. We thank God for these 50 years that our brother has been an instrument of God's grace for so many and for the many sacrifices of love that he has made in living out his holy vocation. We also thank God for the many graces and blessings that He has bestowed on our brother in these 50 years for which he is very grateful to God. We pray for his continued healing in this time which has been very difficult and frustrating for him.
If you would like to send Fr. Flavian a note of congratulations you email it to: PWelstead@aol.com
Please join me in praying for our brother Fr. Flavian:
I praise you, I love you, I adore you. Send your Holy Spirit to enlighten the mind, heart and soul of our brother Fr. Flavian as he seeks to continue serving your Son, Jesus, Priest and Victim. Through the same Spirit guide his heart to His Sacred Heart, to renew in him a priestly passion that he, too, might continue to lay down his life upon the altar. May your Spirit wash away his impurities and free him from all his transgressions in the Cup of Salvation, Let only your will be done in him. May the Blessed Mother of your dearly beloved Son, wrap her mantle around him and protect him from all evil. May she guide him to do whatever He tells him. May she teach him to have the heart of St. Joseph, her spouse, to protect and care for your children. And may her pierced heart inspire him to embrace as his own your children who suffer at the foot of the cross. I humbly cry to her: please be his consoling mother, and help him to be a better son. Lord, continue to make our brother Flavian a holy priest, inflamed with the fire of your love, seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls. I humbly bless and thank you, my Father, through the Spirit, in Christ Jesus, your Son and my brother. Amen.
United in prayer,
your Capuchin brother,
Capuchin Franciscan Order of California
Western America Province of Our Lady of Angels