(Bangalore, India) The Province of Bangalore and V. Province of Majella give thanks to the Lord for the gift of 4 Students who made their Final Commitment as Redemptorist Missionaries on the 8th June 2019 at Holy Ghost Church, Mt. St. Alphonsus, Bangalore. They are Bro. Prem Kumar, C.Ss.R., Bro. Vijay, C.Ss.R., & Bro. Robin, C.Ss.R. from the Bangalore Province and Bro. Dony Cardoza, C.Ss.R. from the V. Province of Majella.
Fr. Edward Raju K, C.Ss.R. Provincial of the Bangalore Province Presided and accepted the vows of the Students from Bangalore and Fr. Joseph Ivel Mendanha, C.Ss.R. V. Provincial of the Majella V. Province accepted the vows of Bro. Dony. Fr. Ivel preached on the challenge to be committed Redemptorists today ‘Against all odds’ battling the attraction to a comfortable life, to clericalism and to complacency or addictions and instead of beating the odds and giving oneself in consecration to the Redeemer as His witnesses in solidarity for the mission to a wounded world.
The Final Profession ceremony was followed by a festive lunch in Mount St. Alphonsus Theologate Refectory where one more student from the Liguori Province was also felicitated, Bro Sonu, C.Ss.R. who made his Final Profession a week ago in Kerala. The Final Profession ceremony was well attended by the families of the Students making their Final Profession and confreres from all three units in India (Bangalore, Majella, and Liguori). The 5 students had made their one-month preparation for Final Profession in Kerala under the guidance of Fr. Paulose, C.Ss.R. and the Liguori Province. We thank God for their vocation and wish them best for their further studies.
Fr. Ivel Mendanha, C.Ss.R.