Four seminarians of the SSS Province of Our Lady of the Assumption (POLA) made their first profession of vows at the Community Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament Novitiate (BSN), in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last May 31, 2020. After five days of preparatory retreat, guided by Fr. Manuelino Maamo, SSS, the four candidates, BR. ANDROU DAVID SSS, BR. PEI DUO MING SSS, BR. AMANYA LAWRENCE, SSS and BR. OLIMI PAUL, SSS professed the evangelical vows of chastity, poverty and obedience before Fr. Vergel Dalangin SSS, with Fr. Welwel and Br. Arthur Abalos, SSS as principal witnesses. Fr Vergel was delegated by the Provincial Superior, Rev. Fr. Roel Dela Cruz SSS to receive the vows on his behalf, since Fr. Roel himself cannot be present due to the travel restriction of the government’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). For the same reason, there were no invited visitors from outside the Novitiate to witness the event, except the BSN employees who, representing the parents of Brs. Drou, Duo Ming, Lawrence and Paul, walked the four on the aisle during the entrance procession. The celebration, which is done within the Mass, is marked by simplicity, solemnity and observance of the social distancing. A festive lunch was served after the Mass. The following morning, the four newly professed were accompanied by Fr. Vergel to Eymard Formation Center in Quezon City, where they were warmly welcomed by Fr. Reynaldo Capili SSS and the entire Scholastic Community.
POLA Update June 2020