Father Art Purcaro, O.S.A., Leads Retreat for the Vicariate of Japan

Father Art Purcaro, O.S.A., of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova, led a retreat for the Vicariate of Japan in mid-February. Following the Vicariate”s annual retreat, the friars celebrated the solemn profession of vows of Brother Futoshi Matsuo, O.S.A., given to the Superior of the Vicariate, Father Thomas Hiroyuki Shibata, O.S.A. Pictured above:

Row 1 (seated): Father Masami Yamaguchi. O.S.A.; Father Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A.; Father Thomas Hiroyuki Shibata, O.S.A.; Father Michael J, Hilden, O.S.A.; and Brother Andrew Takashi Akakura, O.S.A.

Row 2 (standing): Father Peter Francis Mitaru Toyama, O.S.A.; Brother John Futoshi Matsuo, O.S.A.; Father Jesus M. Daño, O.S.A.; Father Anthony Kiyotsugu Yamano, O.S.A.; Father Charles B. Pomuceno, O.S.A.; Father Peter Tetsuya Hirano, O.S.A.; Father Thomas Masaki Imada, O.S.A.; and Brother Francis Masaya Ide, O.S.A.