(Br. Barry Noel, Director of Novices, at the reception of four Novices to our Novitiate in Killarney)
September 16th was an occasion of joy for the Presentation Brothers as four young men were received into our International Novitiate in Killarney. Novitiate is for a period of two years. It is a time of spiritual preparation. It involves prayer, reflection and study.
The four young men requested admission to the novitiate during a celebration of the Eucharist by Fr. Jim Linehan in the presence of Brothers and friends. They begin their journey of formation as they respond to follow God’s Call to be Presentation Brothers at this time.
Three of the novices Stanislaus, Collins, Douglas are from Sri Lanka and David is from Canada. This gives a great sense of hope as the vocation of Brother in the Church continues to be relevant and significant in our world today.
Elsewhere fifteen men embark on various stages of the journey to becoming Presentation Brothers. They come from Ghana, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Canada.
We welcome and congratulate these men as they journey with us in the Presentation Family and we keep them in our prayer as they respond to God’s call in Religious Life.
If you would like to learn more about the Presentation Brothers, feel free to drop me an email; firstname.lastname@example.org