MALANG, Indonesia – On August 15, 2022, five brothers from SMM Indonesia made their perpetual profession, namely: Br. Matias Jebaru ADON, SMM, Br. Dominikus SIONG, SMM, Br. Daniel DAGUR, SMM, Br. Agustinus ASMAN, SMM, Br. Hironimus Aryo DOMINGGUS, SMM. The Eucharistic celebration started at 16.30 WIB led by Fr. Antonius TENSI, SMM. The Eucharistic celebration was attended by parents, priests, brothers from other congregations, AMQAH, and invited guests.
In a short homily, Fr. Anton emphasized the essence of the three vows that are lived by religious and in particular as Montfortian Religious. Fr. Anton emphasized the concrete application of the three vows to be made. The observance of the three vows in our daily lives and in our duties is fundamental to our vows. Because these promises will be meaningful if we realize them in daily concrete actions.
Speaking on behalf of the families of the five brothers, Mr. Yoseph Minggu, the father of Br. Harris, SMM advised the newly professed confreres to stay enthusiastic, take care of themselves, take care of their eyes, take care of their heart, and take care of their health.
In his remarks, Fr. Anton encouraged the brothers not to lose focus.
"Don't turn back, once you step, you have to keep going! Even though we fall due to severe trials, don't forget to get up. Never forget your God and His Providence.”
Prior to making the Final Vows, the five confreres surrendered themselves as servants of God in Mary, through the ceremony of Dedication to Jesus Through Mary on August 14, 2022. This ceremony was presided over by Fr. Antonius TENSI, SMM. In a short homily delivered by Fr. Dwi, SMM, it was emphasized that “Self-dedication is the means we use to arrive at Jesus. In that way, we consciously and humbly choose Mary to be the mediator between us and Jesus.”
The Eucharistic celebration of the Final Vows concluded with a communal dinner followed by entertainment.
Bro. Maurinus R. NABAN, SMM