First professions in Saint-Etienne
Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Brother Thierri Cirile Yegue and Brother Damien Ramde took their first vows in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Saint Joseph House in Saint-Etienne.
After a year spent at the International Novitiate of Longiron, a few kilometers from Saint-Etienne, our two young brothers committed themselves for three years to our small religious family by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.
The entire Congregation of the Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul is delighted to welcome Brother Thierri Cirile and Brother Damien into its midst.
The Mass was celebrated by our Superior General, Father Bertin Sanon.
The Father Gilles MorinProvincial of France, on Father Vincent-de-Paul KaboréProvincial Superior of the West African Vice-Province, where our two young brothers come from, was present as well as the Father Jean-Roch Hardy of the Canadian Province who preached the retreat to our two young brothers and of course the Father Eric-Felix Kazadithe Master of Novices and his socius, the Brother Anthony Royon. Many Fathers and Brothers of the Congregation, as well as the faithful of the chapel of Saint-Etienne and Longiron came to surround the two young religious with their prayers.
The profession formula
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
I … desiring to respond to the call of Christ and to follow him in the way of the evangelical counsels, I give myself to God to be totally consecrated to his service in the Church and I make, in the presence of the Very Reverend Father Bertin Sanon, Superior General, for three years, the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience in the Congregation of the Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul, dedicated to the evangelization of the working classes.
May Mary, my Mother, obtain for me the grace to be faithful to it!