2022-05-24 SRI LANKA

Tudella International Novitiate receives 8 novices

On May 10, eight young men officially entered the International Novitiate in Tudella, Sri Lanka. The novices come from East Timor (5), Vietnam (2) and Cambodia (1).

The novices were received at the Novitiate House in Tudella after a long journey from Dili (East Timor) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam): on May 8 two novices arrived from Vietnam, Cuong and Ky and one from Cambodia. These three novices belong to the Marist District of Asia (MDA). Br. Rod accompanied them from Ho Chi Minh City to Sri Lanka. On May 9, 5 novices arrived from East Timor (which belongs to the Marist Province of Australia) accompanied by Br. Mattew: Dedimo, Edgar, Manecas, Ruben and Simon.

During the celebration, on May 10, the novices received the Constitutions, the Marist cross and the bible; and they committed themselves to follow with determination their stage of formation and discernment.

The formators of the Tudella novitiate are Brother Real, from Canada, Brother Rod, from Australia, and Brother Paco, from Spain. The community also includes two older brothers from Sri Lanka, Br. Godfrey and Br. Remigio, whose presence is very significant for the young novices.

Second Year Novices

Officially there are 14 Second Year Novices: 8 from East Timor, 1 from Bangladesh, 2 from the Solomon Islands, 2 from Vietnam and 1 from Sri Lanka. 10 will make first profession on October 7, 2022 and 4 on March 25, 2023. The two novices from the Solomon Islands have not yet been able to travel to Sri Lanka because of the pandemic. Their formation continues to be done online.


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