Saturday, August 01, 2009

Therefore, I make for one year....

Praise be to God our Father for Mr. Mark F. DeMott, CSC and Mr. Jarrod M. Waugh, CSC who today at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, CO professed their first vows in the Congregation of Holy Cross. These vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience are made for one year and are then renewed annually for at least three years before the religious is allowed to profess final vows in the Congregation.

On this Saturday, the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, when religious vows are professed and dear couples profess their marriage vows, let us pray to God in thanksgiving for their witness to "the Love which moves the sun and the other stars" (Dante, Paradisio, Canto XXXIII).

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