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Six New Novices Take Their Habits

Another turning point came into the lives of six (6) aspiring Marist Brothers of East Asia Province. Brothers Celso Fernandez Jr., Joan Legaste, Nester Martinez, Manuel Paulino Jr., Fred Salubre, and Rowell Tandoy took their Religious habits on May 14, 2010 as they were accepted to the Novitiate Formation in the Philippines. The Eucharistic celebration was presided by the freshly ordained Oblate priest, Fr. Irvin Morastil, OMI. With his very inspiring homily, Fr. Irvin challenged the new novices and reminded the Professed Brothers in matters of living the Religious life. Integrated as well during the mass was the formal turn-over of Bro. Rustico Lumbo’s responsibility as Director of Novices unto Bro. Lindley Sionosa. Bro. Rustico served as Director for almost eleven years and is expected to report to MAPAC for his subsequent assignment. Bro. Lindley, on the other hand, had been the Director of Pre-novices at Lagao, Gen. Santos City. Also present and supporting in many ways for the said celebration were the out-going novices of the batch 2009-2010.

The Holy Mass was then followed by a simple breakfast banquet at the Novitiate’s refectory. Families of two of the new novices came to join in the celebration. Everyone congratulated and wished the new novices all the best and blessings as they indeed venture into a new day in their lives as followers of St. Marcellin Champagnat.

by Br. Mark Anthony

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1 Comment for this entry

Br. Moses Uyang, fms.

October 24th, 2010 on 5:17 pm

Thanks be to God for you lives as individuals. You have entered the desert where God calls each one by name and gives each the grace to discern personally and as a community. May your Novitiate formation be a period of transformation in your lives. i wish you all the best.

Your Broteher,
moses, fms

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