Poland: first vows and solemn vows

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At the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, in Tuchow, four students of the Major Seminary and one religious brother made their solemn profession of vows in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, received by Fr. Janusz Sok, Superior of the Province of Warsaw. On the same day, in the chapel at the novitiate house in Lubaszowa, five novices made their first religious profession.

August 15 is a special day for Redemptorists when we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but it is also the day on which we make our religious vows. The Assumption of the Mother of God gives us earthly pilgrims the hope of seeing and being able to reach heaven.

The religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience are a confirmation of the choice we made at the beginning of our vocation. On that day, during Morning Prayer at 7:00 a.m., presided over by the Provincial Father Janusz Sok C.Ss.R., the seminarians and brothers renewed their temporal religious profession.

On the same day, at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel at the novitiate house in Lubaszowa, five novices Patryk Czajkowski, Robert Krotowski, Szymon Niziołek, Jakub Stanisz and Artur Topolski, donned the habit for the first time with the help of their senior confreres. During the Eucharist, there were many emotional moments of joy for the parents and families of the neo-professed brothers.

At noon, in the field chapel in at the Marian Shrine in Tuchów, our eldest brothers: Robert Borzyskowski, Piotr Czechowicz, Dawid Gajda, Dominik Król, and Almar Suchan, after listening to the sermon of the Provincial, professed their perpetual vows and promised fidelity to the Congregation. After the liturgy, the confreres and the families of the perpetually professed had a reception in the monastery refectory.

Thanks be to God for the new Redemptorist confreres who have decided to give their lives to the work of the Abundant Redemption. Let us keep them in our prayers.

Kamil Krzywoń, C.Ss.R.
(wsd.redemptor.pl)

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