Sep 08 – Homily – Fr Angelo: First Profession and Renewals

By September 8, 2010October 27th, 2011Fr. Angelo Geiger, Griswold, CT, Homily, Specials

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Homily #100908s ( 14min) Play - today on the feast of the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary we have our annual professions where our novices make first profession and those in temporary vows renew theirs. Fr. Angelo relates this generous sacrifice of their lives (to the service of God) to the calling mentioned by Paul in the first reading and the calling of Mary and Joseph to the exulted role of heading the Holy Family that is related in the Gospel. He also relates this to the sacrifices of St Maximilian (one of the patrons of our order) who pursued heroic efforts to spread the faith and how difficulties when conformed to Christ becomes effective to the conversion of others.

Ave Maria! - Mass: - Readings:
1: Rom 8:28-30
R: Ps 13:6
G: Mt 1:1-16,18-23

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  • Rachel says:

    Ave Maria! Congratulations to the brothers who were professed. Know that all the religious of the FFI community will be perpetually remembered in the works and prayers of the Apostolate of Mary, Mother of Priests here in the Diocese of RI.

    I have one question that I hope someone can answer for me. Can the Marian 4th vow be nulled if a soul made this vow perpetually in one’s heart the day of their first simple profession? I think not, but would like an affirmative answer to this question from an authority beyond that of my own opinion.

    Thank you and God bless.

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