Br. Nathan Linton (Submitted photo)

Br. Nathan Linton, son of Deacon Steve and Mary Linton, Cumberland, received the traditional habit of St. Francis as a Capuchin friar this summer in Santa Ynez, California.

The July ceremony was the start of one year of novitiate. In less than one year, Br. Nathan will make his first simple profession of vows with the Midwest Capuchin Province of St. Joseph.

A 2013 graduate of Cumberland High School, Br. Nathan was in Capuchin formation at Loyola University, Chicago, then was briefly a seminarian for the Diocese of Superior before returning as a postulant to the Capuchin order.