Six novices of our Delegation, Mother of the Church have made their first profession. It was held at the St. Luigi Orione Seminary, in Montalban in the Philippines, in the feast of the Visitation of Our Lady.
The novices, Anthony Gachau Mbuthia from Kenya, Ramon Padilla Rosin from the Philippines, Shibu Thomas Packarampel from India, Etson Telabangco Agarin from the Philippines, Rey Jones Sedaria Guanzon from the Philippines and Mark Oritz-Luiz Mangulabnan have professed the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience to Father Malcolm Dyer, Delegate, in the presence of all the Sons of Divine Providence of the Philippines, the parish priest of Montalban, the 8 new novices who had entered the novitiate last night, the 57 seminarians, the Orionines Sisters, some parents and relatives of some novices, friends of the community in Montalban, Payatas and Lucena.
The celebration took place in the new seminary chapel overflowing with worshipers. At the end of the Mass the Coordinator and Novices Master thanked all the brothers, sisters and many others for their cooperation in the novitiate. One of the novices Anthony Gachau Mbuthia have expressed the feelings of all the new profess thanking God, the Virgin Mary and so many people for their help during this year.
After lunch hearty, the new novitiate have started immediately with the attribution of the tasks to the 8 new novices. three of them are from the Philippines and five from Kenya.
In the coming year we will expected a larger number of novices coming from the Philippines, India and Kenya. Deo gratias et Mariae!