On July 22nd, in Huitzila, Mexico, four novices — Brothers Aro, Nsom, Ezequiel and Gustavo — professed First Vows. For the first time, before friends and family, these men made vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as Missionary Servants. This celebration also marks the beginning of the Post-Novitiate phase for each, during which time they will study theology and gain missionary experience in preparation for Perpetual Vows.
It has been 80 years since the first class of novices professed First Vows. Since that time, we’ve seen great changes in our congregation, and the world at large. One thing still holds true…God is calling. The difference is… fewer and fewer are listening.
This modern reality makes us even more grateful to welcome these young men into our hearts and missionary family. They represent the future and their commitment to serve as Missionary Servants will make a world of difference to the people we serve for generations to come.