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Six new professed Brothers

12/07/2011: Rwanda

On Sunday26 June 2011, the solemnity of Corpus Christi, six of our novices who had completed their formation at the novitiate of Save/ Rwanda, made their first profession during Mass in the chapel of the School ENP/TTC- Save. A large number of brothers, sisters, priests and other guests were present at this joyful occasion.

Father Jean Marie Vianney G., Vicar General of the diocese of Butare and Rector of the Catholic University of Save, presided at the celebration. The concelebrants were Father Kalisa Gérard, s.j., preacher of the novices’ retreat, assistant to the Jesuit master of novices at Cyangugu, and Fr. Joseph, Salesian, master of novices at Butare.

Br Sixte NDAHAYOofficiated as master of ceremonies in the chapel. The school choir, directed by Br Valens MUSHINZIMANA, animated the Mass. The novices were led in procession to the chapel. The profession rite came after the reading of Holy Scripture and the homily. Br Valentin DJAWU, Provincial of PACE, called up each of the novices: HAKUZWIMANA Clément (Rwanda) , INGABIRE Jean-Marie Vianney (Rwanda) , KABALISA Théogène (Rwanda) , MANIRAKIZA Paulin (Rwanda) , NGUIYA PALHY Patrick Newton (R.C.A.) , NTUMBA Kabeya Serge (R.D.C.), pronounced their first vows, which were accepted by Br Provincial in the name of the superior General.

Br Provincial and Br Master of Novices then presented cords to the newly professed.

On the same occasion, Brothers Ernest AKIMANA, Valens MUSHINZIMANA, François Mayira, Crescent KARERANGABO and Thomas OMARI, renewed their temporary vows for another year. After the Mass, the newly professed were warmly greeted and congratulated by all present. After the taking of photos, all took part in a festive meal, thanking and praising God for the gift of these young men to the Marist congregation.

May the intercession of the Blessed Virgin and of Saint Marcellin Champagnat help us all to persevere in our vocation!

The six newly professed Brothers accompanied by Br Valentin, Provincial of PACE and Br Kalisa Théoneste, Master of novices, and Mgr Jean-Marie Vianney G., Vicar General of the diocese of Butare and Rector of the catholic University of Save.

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