Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On the Eight of June, which this year happened to be the feast of the Most Holy Sacred Heart of Jesus, six of our brothers - Bros. Ananth Raj, Deepeck Bage and Narisetti Thambi Joseph (who belong to the province of Bangalore) along with Bros. Juvance Serrao, Noel Mascarenhas and Angelo Francis Rodrigues (who belong to the Vice province of Majella) made their perpetual vows at our Holy Ghost Church.

The Eucharist was presided by Rev. Fr. Arulanandam CSsR and was concelebrated by Fr. Ivel Mendanha CSsR (the vice provincial of the vice province of Majella who preached) along with many Redemptorists.

The parents and relatives of the brothers were also present along with friends and well-wishers.

The preacher, Fr.Ivel broke the word and explained to the congregation and especially to those who made their vows on how the Christian life should be centered on Christ,in Christ and lived with Christ.
After the almost two hour long Liturgical Ceremony, all of us gathered in the refectory at Mt. St. Alphonsus for the felicitation meal. Seven Brothers ((including Bro. Bipin from the province of Liguori who made his final vows in his province) were greeted with our traditional wish, Vivat in eternum while they cut the cake.We then had the delicious food that was prepared by our kitchen staff.

We wish our brothers God's blessings and may they be the instruments of God's act to the people and situation to which God sends them in the name of Jesus the Redeemer.
May Mary our Mother's perpetual help be always with them.

Fr. James