Friday, 24 August 2012
Public Profession of the Transalpine Redemptorists
On Wednesday this week, the Octave Day of the Assumption and (in the older calendar) the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer made their profession, incorporating them into the canonically erected Clerical Institute of Diocesan Right. The admirable Bishop Hugh Gilbert first received the profession of the superior, Fr Michael Mary. I found it moving to see him kneeling before his Ordinary making this humble act of ecclesial communion.
There are more photos of the cermony at the Translapine Redemptorist blog: Our Public Religious Profession and here is a video of the whole ceremony. (Bishop Gilbert's sermon is at 32:15 and the public profession of vows starts at 58:15.)