I feel a sense of relief that the profession formation process is nearing its end - though, of course, formation will continue for the rest of my life. I also feel a sense of unworthiness, knowing how un-Franciscan-like my thoughts, words, and actions can be, and how inconsistent and weak my prayer life is. Room for more growth!
But most of all, I feel joy. I will be part of a world-wide family, a family dedicated to loving and serving the Lord.
After years as a lone child, I now have thousands of brothers and sisters!
Pax et bonum