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24 brothers profess vows in Cheshire, CT


Cheshire, CT - On Saturday, September 1st, Fr. Luis Garza, LC, Territorial Director of the Legionaries of Christ in North America, presided over the Mass of Religious Professions at St. Bridget’s Parish, located a few blocks away from the Novitiate and College of Humanities in Cheshire. On this occasion, 7 novices made their initial vows of poverty, chastity and obedience for a period of three years. At the same time, 12 brothers renewed their vows, and 5 brothers made their perpetual profession.

The ceremony was concelebrated with many Legionary priests from different centers of formation and communities of apostolate in North America. The families of all the newly professed brothers attended the ceremony, along with the brothers studying humanities in Cheshire, the brothers on internship, and the candidates, who will receive their cassock on the 14th of September.

In his homily, Fr. Luis Garza, addressing the brothers who were going to
profess said that “we should admire the work of God in these brothers, admire the resolution and determination they make to consider everything as a loss to gain Christ”

He also mentioned an insight gained from visiting medieval cites in Europe: “You can see the towers and walls built on a strong foundation from kingdoms long ago. Now imagine that in this life we build in heaven that kingdom on a strong foundation, we will belong to heaven. Today, these brothers making their religious profession are from heaven, they are a sign of eternal life, of something more beautiful, something which transcends.”

After Mass, the brothers and their families returned to the Novitiate where they enjoyed the rest of the day together.



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