Today, the feast of the Queenship of Mary and the 11th anniversary of our purchasing the island of Papa Stronsay, a new novice was received into our community.
Giovanni Escamilla kneels before the altar, preparing to cast off the old man and put on the new.
Receiving the Holy Habit. Brother is our first vocation from the Philippines.
Brother receives his crucifix. He comes from the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa. With almost 400, 000 Catholics, there are around 8000 baptisms a year!
Brother takes his rosary in his hands.
His skull cap is placed on his head and he receives his religious name: Br. Alfonso.
Br. Alfonso with the community after his clothing.
We all wish him many blessings and especially the great grace of perseverance.
Our Mother of Perpetual Succour - Pray for him!