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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Final Profession on Papa Stronsay

The feast of the Assumption of our Lady into heaven, 15th August, saw the wonderful occasion of the final religious profession of Br. Martin Mary, F.SS.R. Most of his family were able to be present and his father and brothers sang in the schola. Here are some photos and video of that great day.


Brother is questioned by the superior who will receive his vows.


While the Veni Creator Spiritus is sung, brother prostrates himself on the floor and is covered with the pall, symbolising his death to the world.


The schola — Brother's father, Julian and his two brothers, Bill and Nick also sang.


Holy Mass — Suscipe Sancte Pater Omnipotens Æterne Deus.


Brother pronounces his holy vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as well as a vow and oath of perseverance.




The sacrifice is accomplished. Brother, having made his final vows, receives the biretta.


The community.


Brother with his family.


Brother's mother and father.


In the evening, to celebrate brother's profession and the feast of the Assumption, we had our annual bonfire and BBQ to which all are invited.





Deo Gratias et Mariæ!

8 comments:

St. Jude Pray For Me said...

Dear Rev. Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R.

Thank You for sharing with us, your friends, the images and the joyful atmosphere of that great day.

"May the LORD bless you and protect you"

With All Respect
A.B.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Brother Martin Mary F.SS.R. - remembered in our prayers. It looks and sounds a great evening. Beats Guy Fawkes any day.

catholicofthule said...

Congratulations, brother Martin Mary! I will offer prayers of thanksgiving to God for your vocation, as well as prayers for an abundance of graces for you.

benedict said...

Rev. Fr. Michael Mary,

Please pass on my heartfelt congratulations to Brother Martin Mary. My prayers and thoughts are with him in especial at this time but also with the whole community. May St Gerard Majella be ever his guide. Deo Gratias.

Martin

Holly Hall said...

Congratulations, Brother! May Jesus and Mary make your efforts for souls fruitful for time and for eternity. God Bless!

wheat4paradise said...

Thank you, Fr. Michael Mary! Congratulations to Brother Martin Mary and may God bless the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer!

In the hearts of Jesus and Mary,
David

davidforster said...

I was delighted to see the video of Brother Martin's final profession. Congratulations to him and to the whole community.

May almighty God keep all of you faithful to your calling, and to your vows.

David Forster

Anne B said...

Congratulations to Brother and may God give him the Grace of Perseverance. (Is that an Australian accent I detect?)

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