A Life Offered to God and to Carmel

July 27, 2018.  A day when 10 brothers for simple profession and two student friars for solemn profession willingly dedicated their lives to God and to Carmel.  While the Carmelites in the whole world are marking the Solemnity of the Patron Protector of the Province, Bl. Titus Brandsma, we are celebrating with joyful and grateful hearts that we are graced by vocations to religious life.  After a rigid year in the novitiate, these 10 brothers have decided to receive their vows for Chastity, Poverty and Obedience in the Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the Philippine Province of Bl. Titus Brandsma: Brothers Vincent Sumanting, Mechael Tating, Jade Gerona, Romualdo delos Reyes, Marjune Caloring, Jaymar Falcasantos, Rolando Mamites,    Kim Paul Escobal, Flor Vincent Taoc and Rio Mar Sindac.  Meanwhile, Brothers Miguel Condes, O.Carm., and Wilson Bolocboloc, O.Carm received their solemn vows.

                Rev. Fr. Artemio D. Jusayan, O.Carm. presided the Eucharistic Celebration while Fr. Marlon Lacal, O.Carm. gave the homily.  This occasion was also graced by other members of council, Carmelite priests and friars, and secular priests who are friends of the professandi.  The double event was blessed by the presence and generosity of the community and the hardworking leaders of Sagrada Familia Parish in Bagong Silangan with their parish priest, Fr. Arnel Glodobe, O.Carm.