Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rites of Reception and Profession - Province of St. Joseph

The Lay Carmelite Province of Saint Joseph conducted the rites of Reception, Temporary Profession, and Final Profession for the members of the different communities in Bulacan. The event was held on May 08, memorial of Blessed Aloysius Rabata, at the Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Family in Guiguinto. The Liturgy was officiated by the regional spiritual director, Rev. Fr. Domingo Salonga. Six were received in the novitiate, six were accepted in the temporary profession, and eight members gave their final promise to the Order. The Carmelite nuns participated in the event by being the choir of the mass and in leading the TOCs in singing the Litany of the Saints. After the liturgy, a small lunch was held at the Carmelite Formation Center.

Sis. Rose Perol reading the 1st Reading

Fr. Domingo Salonga giving the homily which focused on St. Therese. He made a follow up on the retreat about the "Act of Oblation to Merciful Love" made by St. Therese.

Rite of Reception

Rite of Temporary Profession

Rite of Final Profession

Acceptance of Aspirants

A small lunch after the Liturgy at the Formation Center

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