Back around October the FFI US Provincial superior was notified by Fr. Peter that he was returning to the Conventual Franciscans. Fr. Peter is currently stationed at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD, still staying busy and keeping in touch with many of the FFI friars quite regularly.
The FFI provided me with some of the details with this in conclusion:
We greatly miss Fr. Peter, no doubt, and trust that he was acting according to his conscience with such a difficult move, desirous only of doing God's Will.
On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, OFM Conv. professed Solemn Vows in the St. Joseph Cupertino Friary Chapel (Ellicott City, MD), in the company of many of his confreres, as well as some visiting seminarians from the Diocese of Savannah. Friar Peter began his life as a Franciscan as a member of our community. For the past few decades, he has been a member of another Order but on Saturday returned “home” to us and is assigned to the St. Joseph Cupertino Friary which serves the needs of the pilgrims to the Shrine of St. Anthony. We welcome him home and ask for you to keep him and all of our friars in your continued prayers. For more pictures from the day, please visit our Province Facebook page.
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