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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Our Public Religious Professions.

The Public Profession of Vows
of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer.

The long awaited day arrived on the 
Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
22 August, 2012,
the day of
our individual incorporation into the 
canonically erected
Clerical Institute of Diocesan Right
under the title of the
Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer.

We were canonically erected by the Right Reverend
Dom Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B.
Here he is photographed in
Our Lady's Chapel, Stronsay,
during last night's public profession ceremony.
For this solemn occasion of
our union with the diocese and the Church
the episcopal throne was erected in the sanctuary.

Above the bishop is the Coat of Arms of the 
Diocese of Aberdeen
which can be seen in more detail  in the first image above.
May the monastic and missionary saints of our diocese
intercede for us.

In all, three Lessons from the Holy Scripture were chanted
followed by Tracts, 
then the Alleluia and Gospel of the Mass for 
the feast of the Most Holy Redeemer.

The Second Lesson.
Following the chant of the Gospel the Bishop preached. 
Following the sermon the Litany of Loreto
completed the preparation for the public religious professions.

First Fr Michael Mary made public profession
into the hands of the Bishop.
This act was one of Ecclesial Communion through the Bishop 
to the Universal Church.

The vows are made to God
but the superior makes them through the Bishop to God.

Fr. Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. 
makes his public perpetual profession
into the hands of the appointed superior. 

The superior of the new religious order
having made his public profession into the hands of the Bishop
is then empowered to receive the public religious professions
of the members of the Congregation.

Br. Yousef Marie, F.SS.R. 
makes his public perpetual profession
into the hands of the Rector Major.

Br. Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. 
makes public profession of the vows of religion.
The vow of Perseverance is attested with an oath.

Having made the oath of Perseverance
Br. Martin Mary, F.SS.R. 
kisses the Gospel.
 Having kissed the Gospel
Br. Nicodemus Mary, F.SS.R. 
is received into the Congregation
bound by his vows and oath
according to the 
Rules of St. Alphonsus
(which were approved by 
Pope Benedict XIV in 1749)
and the
Constitutions of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer
(which were approved by 
the Holy See in 2011).

Br. Gerardo Maria, F.SS.R.
makes temporary public profession for three years.

 The public professions were followed by
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
 The opening prayer of St. Alphonsus
in his Visits to the Blessed Sacrament,
the antiphon to Our Lady
and the 
Prayer for the Pope
all followed.
 The Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
wass given by
Dom Hugh,
our Bishop of Aberdeen.

With full hearts and voices
the Divine Praises 
were chanted.
Blessed be God!
Blessed be His Holy Name!
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man!


inkstain said...

Thank you for posting all the photos.I would have loved to have been there but there. Congratulations to all of you!

The Raven (C. Corax) said...

May God bless you all and may you remain in the prayers of Our Blessed Lady!

David O'Neill said...

Congratulations to Fathers & Brothers as you come into total light after your time in Limbo.

thetimman said...

Congratulations again and again!

God bless you all.

David said...

So wonderful to see this. A great day for the F.SS.R, the Diocese of Aberdeen, and the Church!

Fr Ray Blake said...

Congratulations, I shall remember you at the Altar.

Anne B said...

Deo Gratias! Thanks also to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, St Alphonsus, and all the Redemptorists in Heaven! And thanks to the prayers of many others. AMDG!

Michele Ghislieri said...

Deo gratias

Unknown said...

Deo Gratias.

May God bless F.SS.R always.

A Reluctant Sinner said...

Deo gratias!

Please know the joy that God's work amongst you all has brought to my heart, and be assured of my prayers for the community.

Anonymous said...

Comgratulations to you all! A great blessing on you all, on Orkney, on Aberdeen, on Scotland, the Church and the world!

aberdeen Student said...

One can only hope you visit Aberdeen sometime, there a few who would appreciate a regular TLM, especially at the university which coincidentally was due for a new chaplain last I heard.....

polycarped said...

Wonderful news - praise God!

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