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2018 - Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

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Sr. Maria Leah PVMI made her final profession of vows on January 25, 2018 at the Philippine Mission of the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate.

 

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Starets

There was someone who left shortly before I started here who has returned and is now on probation. It might be a couple years before he can make Solemn Profession, however.

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Luigi

From New Melleray Trappist Abbey in Iowa:

Jan 29 - A Postulant Present

God has given us the present of a Postulant. Those of you who join us regularly might have noticed the departure of our observer shortly after Christmas. We require an observer to depart from the community at the conclusion of his observership and spend at least a month away from the community discerning his vocation. At the conclusion of his time of discernment our new Postulant, an ordained diocesan priest from Pennsylvania, contacted our vocation director and requested to be accepted as a Postulant. With the approval of our Formation Council, we gladly welcomed him back today.

Postulancy at New Melleray is the first step of acceptance into the community for a man who feels God is calling him to monastic life. He has experienced monastic life at New Melleray firsthand and has heard God's call to continue the journey toward monastic life. For our part, we agree that positive indications for a vocation were shown during his observership. At this stage, though, he is not bound by any sort of commitment and is free to terminate his postulancy at any time, the Postulant is considered a member of the community. With the guidance of the Novice Director, the Postulant is progressively initiated into Cistercian monastic life as lived at New Melleray. Brothers will accompany him in the reading of and reflection on select biblical and patristic texts and introduce him to the foundations of Christian spirituality and maturity. The postulancy at New Melleray lasts from six to twelve months. During this time he will discern with the abbot and the Novice Director if God is calling him to continue his integration into the community as a Novice.

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Luigi

From the Dominican friars of the eastern province (Province of St. Joseph):

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Solemn Vows Liturgy and Reception

February 14, 2018

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, thirteen [emphasis mine] friars made their Solemn Vows as members of the Order of Preachers: Justin Mary Bolger, O.P., John Paul Kern, O.P., Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P., Jordan Zajac, O.P., Irenaeus Maria Dunlevy, O.P., Jonah Mary Teller, O.P., Ephrem Maria Reese, O.P., John Mark Solitario, O.P., Paul Mary Clarke, O.P., Hyacinth Grubb, O.P., Ambrose Arralde, O.P., Albert Thomas Dempsey, O.P., and Anthony Michael VanBerkum, O.P. The ceremony took place in the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and was presided over by the Very Rev. Kenneth Letoile, O.P., Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Joseph. To view an album of photos from the ceremony, click here.

After the Profession Mass, the friars and their families had a celebration at the Dominican House of Studies, which included performances by a Jazz ensemble made up of Dominican friars as well as the Hillbilly Thomists.

https://opeast.org/2018/02/solemn-vows-liturgy-reception/

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Luigi

St. Mary's Benedictine (monks) Abbey, Morristown, NJ. There appear to be a couple of typos in their newsletter, which I've corrected in [ ] .

On Wednesday, 21 March 2015 [2018?] at Mass, Abbot Richard will receive the first profession of vows of Br. William McMillan, who has been with us as a postulant and novice since The Fall 2016. At Solemn Vespers on the 21th [21st?], the abbot will receive into the novitiate, Javier Brion, who has been with us as a postulant since the Fall 2017. Both men are graduates of Seton Hall Prep.

Edited by Luigi

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Tab'le De'Bah-Rye

Alleluia.:saint: Prayed up and ready for ministry. Thankyou lord Jesus for this bounty grant them all a consistent decrease in sin and increase of virtue for the remainder of there lives on earth. In Jesus name for the salvation of my soul. Amen :priest:

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Luigi

From the Spring 2018 newsletter of the Dominican nuns in Farmington Hills, Michigan (Blessed Sacrament monastery):

We have a new sister: Sr. Jamie! Coming from Sacramento, California, Sr. Jamie Leatherby, 23, is 2nd of 6 children in a large and fervent Catholic family. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in December 2015 and since then has taught high school theology and led youth ministry. Last June she visited the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor for their discernment retreat, where they urged her to look into Dominican cloistered life because of her desire for perpetual adoration. They knew of a monastery close by and the rest is history – she found her home. You’ll learn more about Sr. Jamie in a future issue of Echoes. Please pray for her as she starts her formation as an Extern Sister.

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Luigi

From the Marianists (Society of Mary): 

Joseph Kurt Nugent will profess first vows as a Marianist brother on May 19 in Dayton.

Joseph, 29, was born in Nova Scotia. He met the Marianists through Frs. John Kracher and Luis Melo (Region of Canada) when he was a teenager. He completed the Marianist aspirancy program in San Antonio in 2014. He then entered the Oblate School of Theology, where he earned a master’s degree in theological studies. Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in Catholic studies from the University of Manitoba. He entered the Marianist novitiate in 2016.

Learn more about Marianist formation.

Congratulations, Joseph!

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