Lake Zurich – On the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence and Servants of Charity renewed their vows. It was a beautiful way for the sisters to bring the gift of themselves to the Newborn King. Fr. Fortunato celebrated Mass at Mt. St. Joseph in Lake Zurich. A modest luncheon was served after Mass.
Manila – On June 23rd, our Priests and perpetually professed brothers, Fr. Charlton, Fr. Dong, Fr. Charles, Fr. Loyola, Fr. Battista, Bro. Mauro and Bro. Alfie, renewed their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The Holy Mass was presided by Fr. Ronnie Samaniego, and was concelebrated by Fr. Charlton, Fr. Dong, Fr. Charles, and Fr. Loyola and was attended by the whole seminary community. They renewed their vows before the communion rite. The day of the renewal was also on the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and our sisters of the Daughters of Saint Paul came to celebrate with us.
Ho Chi Minh City – On May 27th Br. Khiet and Br. Hoang renewed their religious vows. Fr. Anthony Quyen, SVD, was invited to preside over the Mass. He preached a good, inspirational homily. Fr. Felicks, the house in-charge, received their vows. Two local religious sisters were also present during the Holy Mass. After Mass, a beautiful dinner was shared in honor of the momentous occasion.
Renewal of Vows of Brother Bob Neimeyer
“Lord, help us to commit ourselves more and more to you, as you unfold day by day your Love and Grace towards us. And we may become the living proof of your Mercy and Charity. Amen”
Quezon City – On July 16th, Bro. Bob Neimeyer, our brother from the United States of America, renewed his vows in the presence of lay cooperators, good children, seminarians and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence at the Guanella Center. Holy Mass was celebrated by Local Superior, Fr. Charlton Viray, SdC, and concelebrated by Fr. David Anburaj. It was inspiring to see a soul say “YES” to the Lord again; committing himself to share his life and gifts to the church and community. Dinner and a simple program followed the Holy Mass. May the good Lord bless him and his gentle heart.
The month of May has been marked by abundant graces. The Divine Providence Province has again witnessed the renewal of vows of more than fifty young confreres in India and in Rome‘s International Seminary. New novices were welcomed in Manila and Bangalore on May 26th and 30th. In Springfield, Bro. Bob completed his philosophy studies and is preparing for his regency assignment in the Philippines. Thirteen brothers from India will be scattered for the same mission exposure. New aspirants have been screened and are preparing to start their initial formation in India and Philippines. For the first time two young men from Vietnam will start their Guanellian religious training in Manila. For all these blessings that bring new hope and energy into our young province, we thank Divine Providence and we assure our young confreres and seminarians of our fraternal accompaniment.