July 29th marked the celebration in Griñón of the first profession by novices from the District of ARLEP and the District of Argentina-Paraguay, namely Brothers Miguel Eduardo Justiniano, Miguel Serafín Marcos, Mario Oronales, Antonio Domínguez and Álvaro López. It was a very special day, attended by many relatives and Lasallians who enjoyed a great family occasion in the Griñón community, which is in fact celebrating its centenary this very year.
Among those in attendance were Brothers Aidan Kilty, General Councillor for RELEM, Jesus Miguel Zamora, the outgoing Visitor of ARLEP, and Roman Perez the incoming Visitor, together with all the auxiliary Visitors. However, the special guest of the day was Cardinal Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Madrid, who presided at the mass. He is an affiliated member of the Institute, and throughout the past year he has shown his appreciation for and his interest in the novitiate.
It was a very memorable celebration for the novices who had chosen as the motto of the day “Called to touch hearts”. The whole celebration was centred around this theme, as will be the lives of the newly professed. Of these, the three Spanish Brothers will continue their formation together in one of the Madrid communities, while those from Argentina will go their separate ways to follow courses in English, one in Dublín and one in Oxford.
Br. Esteban de Vega