Bro. Roy, FMS was assigned in NDKC for his exposure as a Novice.
It was like attending a wedding because at the Processional of the Eucharistic Celebration, the three Brothers were accompanied by their parents. In the said event, they vowed to live a simple, chaste and celibate life. Like a groom to his bride, they promised to serve the Church as St. Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers, did.
The occasion was graced with the presence of the Brothers and Lay People coming from the different Marist communities in the Philippines such as Jolo, Buda, Koronadal, Marikina, Gen. Santos, Cotabato, and Kidapawan City. The Ad Gentes Brothers coming from Malaysia, Italy, Argentina, and Spain were also present. It was also attended by different religious people from various congregations.
After the mass, we all went to the Dining Hall for the reception. We enjoyed the food prepared by the Oblates of Notre Dame (OND) Sisters. It was also a time to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Marist Novitiate in the Philippines. During the program, Bro. Manuel, FMS and Bro. Rustico, FMS unveiled the schematic diagram of the Novitiate and the logo of its 5oth Anniversary.
I met Bro. Paul, NFMS, a Korean novice who was one of the busiest persons in charge during the Celebration. This happens to be my first picture with a Korean National.
This is the logo of the Golden Annivesary Celebration of the Marist Novitiate in the Philippines.
At the Reception Hall, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
At the Parking Area of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto