Atsushi Kuwahara, O.S.A., Makes His First Profession of Vows in Japan

Thursday, August 11th: Hiroyuki Thomas Shibata, O.S.A., Regional Superior of the Japanese Vicariate (seated left), received the first profession of vows to the Augustinian Order from novice Atsushi Kuwahara, (kneeling, right). Witnessing the event are Prior Provincial Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A. (standing), and our newly ordained deacon, John Futoshi Matsuo, O.S.A. (kneeling center), along with the congregation, including family, friends and friars from Japan and the U.S.