Monday, August 23, 2010

Marianists celebrate Religious Commitment

This past Saturday, August 21, the Province of Meribah in union with the Marianist Family gathered to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Religious Profession of Brother Richard Hartz and the 25th Anniversay of Ordination of Father Thomas Cardone. Over 600 hundred gathered to celebrate the Eucharist and witness their religious commitment.
Above, Brother Richard renews his vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability which he professed 50 years ago. Brother Thomas Cleary, Provincial Superior, congratulates Brother Richard.
Above, Father Thomas Cardone commits himself after 25 years of priestly ministry. Brother Thomas congratulates Father Thomas as Brother Richard looks on.
Brother Thomas offers a blessing over Brother Richard and Father Thomas.
Brother Thomas presents a papal blessing to Brother Richard at the conclusion of the presentations.

On Sunday, August 22nd , the feast of the Queenship of Mary, the Marianists of the Province of Meribah also celebrated the Anniversary of the Profession of Vows of the following Brothers:

Father Albert  - 1961 - 49 years professed
Brother George Richard - 1962 - 48 years professed
Father Garrett  - 1963 - 47 years professed
Brother Joseph Anthony - 1963 - 47 years professed
Brother Mark  - 1963 - 46 years professed
Brother Gary  - 1965 - 45 years professed 

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May the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.