» Author: Michael Bowes

Michael Bowes Michael Bowes, 30, was born on a trout farm in Southwest Virginia and hopes one day to be a "fisher of men" for Jesus Christ as a Mercedarian priest. The avid fisherman entered the Mercedarian Friars in August 2010 and will enter his novitiate July 7. The novitiate is one of the most important years in religious formation, a year of non-academic study that enables a religious to grow deeper in Christ and prepare for simple vows, which will occur for Michael in July of 2012. He requests your prayers.