2021-04-05 SRI LANKA

First professions in Tudella

Four novices made their first religious profession at the International Novitiate in Tudella (Sri Lanka) on 25 March, the feast of the Annunciation. The new brothers are: Adelino Soares, Gaspar Teun, Isac de Jesus (East Timor) and Tran Ngoc Gioan (Vietnam).

Due to the pandemic, only a few Brothers from Sri Lanka and some family members participated in the ceremony.

Because of COVID-19, the 4 confreres will probably stay in Sri Lanka until the borders are opened, in the meantime they will continue their scholasticate studies on-line and carry out their apostolic activities wherever it is possible to do so.

Renewal of vows

On the same day as the profession of the 4 novices, there was also the renewal of vows of the 6 confreres who made their first profession last year (Long, Phuc, Duy, Duc, Hai and Nghi), who due to the pandemic are still in Tudella. There they are pursuing their scholasticate studies and mission experiences in the Marist centres in Sri Lanka, pandemic situation permitting.

The Formators

The Novice Master of the Tudella Novitiate is Br. Paco, who is still in the Philippines and coordinates virtually from the Novitiate in Tamontaka. The sub-Novice Master of the Novitiate is Br Real Sauvageau (Canada), and the formators are Br Rod Thomson from Australia and Br Chinthana Nonis (Sri Lanka). Other members of the community are: Br. Remigius Fernando and Br. Sales Fernando (Sri Lanka).

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