Presentation Brothers’ Novices Profess First Vows
Three Presentation Brother’s Novices recently professed their first vows at the Mt. St. Joseph’s Novitiate, Logre, in the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese. This took place on the 15th of August 2021 on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary during Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Joseph T. Felix OFM Cap.
The Novices are Br. Emmanuel Edoh Omaji FPM and Br. Geoffrey Adamu Saater FPM, Benue State and Br. Joshua Nkwor Tochukwu FPM, Ebonyi State all from Nigeria, made their First Profession of Religious Vows as members of the Presentation Brothers in a ceremony attended by the many Presentation Brothers and a large number of friends and well-wishers. Also in attendance was Br. Julius CFC Director of Novices with the Novices (Christian Brothers), the Daughters of Charity DCs, the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception FICs, Br. Emmanuel Aminenta, Province Leader of the West Africa Province and other Religious women and men from the Wa, Yendi and Tamale Archdiocese.
They made the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience before the Province Leader, Br. Emmanuel Aminenta.
Standing from L to R Brs. Joshua FPM, Geoffrey FPM and Emmanuel FPM
In a reflection shared by Br. Valerius Sandow, deputy Province Leader during the Mass, he thanked the young Brothers for freely responding and saying Yes to God’s call to follow Christ as Religious Brothers in the Presentation Brothers’ way of life, a life of service and not to be served.
He asked the Brothers to live simply and to serve God and all God’s people through a life of charity. To bear witness to and be heralds of the Gospel values to their sisters and brothers with love. As pilgrim Brothers, he called on the Senior Brothers to accompany the newly professed in the communities, pray for and support them to carry out their ministries effectively.
He said, as we rejoice and celebrate the feast of the Assumption today, we repeat with our Lady the Magnificat which she proclaimed when she visited her cousin Elizabeth “the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is His name” Br. Valerius asked the Brothers to sing her hymn of praise to emulate her humility and the grace to live a life of simplicity and service to their sisters and brothers in society for the greater glory of the Father who loves us in His Son Jesus Christ.