2020-12-27 GHANA

Perpetual Profession in the Marist District of West Africa

On Sunday 13th December, the Marist District of West Africa celebrated the perpetual profession of Br. Joseph Kwaku Asante. The ceremony, which took place in Kumasi, Ghana, was attended by priests, religious, as well as the lay people.

Br. Joseph started his Marist formation in 2010 and made his temporal vows in 2013. He proceeded to Marist International Centre, Nairobi – Kenya for his scholasticate formation and completed it in 2018. He is currently assigned to Our Good Mother School, Accra – Ghana, where he is working as a classroom teacher.

In his homily Rev. Gabriel Justice Anokye, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kumasi, encouraged Br. Joseph to imitate St. Joseph the husband of Mary whose name he bears. According to him the letters J.O.S.E.P.H. represent the qualities of the foster father of Jesus: Just, Obedient, Silent, Exemplary, Prayerful and Humble. The Archbishop believed that these adjectives should describe any consecrated religious and, indeed, they are virtues required of every Christian. The Archbishop also thanked for the work the Marist Brothers are doing in Ghana and to the Archdiocese of Kumasi in particular. He also encouraged the Institute to continue giving hope to the world and to the Church in its mission.

The District, that will become a Province next year, has now 63 perpetually professed Brothers.


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