Renewal and Perpetual Profession of the Vows and 25th Anniversary of the Religious Profession of Bro. Eduardo De Palma - In honor of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia, on June 1, 2016, the St. Matthew Province congratulated Bro. Eduardo De Palma in his 25th Anniversary of his Religious Profession, in a Eucharist celebration presided over by Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior. Within the same liturgy, 31 brothers renewed their vows, while 6 others, namely: Bro. Zander Conson, Bro. Jose Gasta, Bro. Jonrey Lauron, Bro. Marcelino Lavente, Bro. Ferdinandus Tanga and Bro. Espiredion Verano made perpetual profession of their vows. Simultaneously, there are other brothers who renewed and some perpetually professed their vows in the communities of the St. Anthony's Boys Village in Davao and the St. Hannibal Formation Center in Cebu, and in the Missionary Stations in Mina, Iloilo, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Let us continue to thank the Lord of the Harvest for the gift of Consecrated Life and pray that He may bless these young religious with strength and courage to be faithful in their vocation! St. Hannibal, pray for us!