First Profession of Vows and Profession Anniversaries

On March 19, 2024, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Friars Charbel Emmanuel M. ARARACAP, Giovanni Vincent Kevin M. ELEMOS, and Bernadetto Daniel M. DIONES, made their profession of vows to live in obedience, without anything of one’s own, and in chastity before the Provincial Custos, Fra Emmanuel M. GIVA, OFMConv., The event took place at St. Joseph Friary in Tagaytay City.

The homily of the Provincial Custos focused on St. Joseph as beloved of God and lover of the Holy Family. He highlighted the heroic virtues of St. Joseph as the adopted father of the only begotten Son of God. In this regard, each religious may adopt St. Joseph as spiritual father, heavenly protector, and powerful intercessor in order to foster a deeper commitment to the religious vows.

On this day, twenty-two friars also celebrated the first profession anniversaries. Six of them reached the thirty-year milestone in the religious life. Fellow friars, religious men, and women, families, friends, and collaborators came to witness the celebration.

Photos by: Mic Escueta

Fra Daniel Sugatan, OFMConv.
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