Called to Temporary Profession
On March 25, 2010, Niño Memorial, Roque Rebito, Daniel Fernández, Thilo Saft, John GuoWang and Philip Bennenbroek will be professed into the Society of Mary. All six novices, after prayer and reflection, applied in early January to their respective Provincial or District superiors for Temporary Profession into the Society of Mary. By the first week of February, all had received the news that they had been called by the Society.
To prepare for the Profession, the novices will spend the week from March 5 to March 12 on retreat at the Carmelite Monastery in the tugbok district, which will also complete the fourth week of the Ignatian Spiritual exercises for them.
After the retreat will be a few “re-integration” type classes and organisation of the Profession celebration. The Profession day will be the last day of the International Marist Novitiate in the Philippines for 2009/2010. In the days following, the novices will head back to where they came from for a short break, then continue their studies; Thilo to Germany, Daniel to Spain, Philip to New Zealand, with Niño, Roque and John remaining in the Philippines. It will be hard to say goodbye to the many people who have made this year so special for us all, but one thing is sure – this year will never be forgotten…