First Profession of Religious Vows,
Br. David Neer Liamdoo
On Saturday 15th August 2020, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Br. David Neer Liamdoo made his First Profession of Religious Vows as a member of the Presentation Brothers in a ceremony attended by Presentation Brothers and other Religious men and women. Br. David Neer is a native of Benue State in Nigeria.
Br. Emmanuel Aminenta, Province Leader, gave the homily at the First Profession Mass, said “it is a joy celebrating this First Profession of religious vows of Br David, because the church, today celebrates Mary as Mother and her glorious Assumption as Queen of Heaven. Mary’s greatness lies in the fact that she was humble before God and surrendered herself totally to God.” He emphasized that “the words and actions of Mary at the Annunciation need to be imitated by all now and all times in living out our religious vows of Poverty, Obedience and Chastity.” “let it be done to me according to your word,” Luke 1:38. He asked David to eschew arrogance and imitate the humility and the total surrender of Mary.
The ceremony was presided over by Rev. Fr. James Achaa, Parish Priest of St. Theresa’s Parish Tongo. The Mass of First Profession took place in the Novitiate’s chapel, Mount St. Joseph, Logre, Br David’s vows were received by the Province Leader, Br. Emmanuel Aminenta, of the West Africa Province.
Following his Profession of Vows, Br. David will be posted to the Br. Tom O’Connor community in Bolgatanga and assigned to the Presentation Brothers JHS, school.
Br. David with the Novices and the Formation Team. Congrats Br. David.