Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate

Today the Province of Meribah celebrates its 33rd birthday!
It is also the 5th Anniversary of St. Martin DePorres Marianist School!
The Brothers of the Province of Meribah gathered at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption at the Chaminade Marianist Community. Sung Morning Prayer and Mass began at 9: 30 a.m. During Mass, Brothers renewed their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Above, Brother Thierry renews his temporary vows to Provincial Brother Thomas, while Brother Michael, Vocation Director assists.
Above, Brother Daniel professed the following: "For the glory of the most Holy Trinity, the honor of Mary and to follow Christ more closely, I, Daniel Michael Griffin promise to God and vow to observe for one year the temporary vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, conformably to the Rule of Life of the Society of Mary." Above, Brother Stephen renewed his temporary vows. Brother John provided musical tones for the celebration of the Mass.
As all the perpetual Brothers did Brother David renewed his perpetual vows with a simple kiss of the Scriptures. Brother Thomas instructs those renewing their temporary vows: Brother Daniel, Brother Nestor, Brother Stephen and Brother Thierry.
At the end of the celebration of the Mass the entire Province of Meribah gathered around the Eucharistic altar for a picture!