Tuesday, 02 July 2019 00:36

Renewal of Temporary Vows

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On Friday, the 28th of June four young men renewed their religious vows in Dorish Maru College. This took place during an evening Mass with some family and friends present. These young men were Neftali Fabian, Peter Wang, Cuong Dang and Ruben Lopez . The vows were received by Fr. Michael Knight, SVD, the Rector of the College who represented the Superior General. On this day also, mother Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In his homily, Fr. Mike expressed his joy of seeing these young men saying yes to the call of God once again. According to him, the celebration of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart is to help Christians understand that God is not an angry God as some had thought in some centuries ago. He explained that the Sacred Heart of Jesus presents a compassionate, merciful and loving God. This is the same Jesus who calls us to the Society of the Divine Word. He encouraged the four men to always make themselves available to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as they live out their religious vows as Divine Word Missionaries. Fr. Mike was assisted by Fr. Linh Nguyen, SVD, the formator and Fr. Boni Buahendri, the immediate past formator and OTP Director.

After the Mass, there was social followed by dinner. The four who renewed their vows expressed their joy and gratitude to all those who made their vows renewal possible. They further asked for the continuous prayers of those gathered there. They were treated with a big cake provided by the House. In all there were about thirty-three people present at the celebration.

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