Here’s something you don’t see very often. H/T to my Facebook friend John Rudd, who sent this my way.

A Franciscan Friar of the Holy Spirit was ordained to the (transitional) diaconate at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Laveen, Arizona last weekend.

Bishop Thomas Olmsted was the ordaining bishop, and afterword asked the new deacon — Brother Br. John of the Cross Costantino, F.H.S. — for his blessing.

Ad multos annos, brother! And welcome!