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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Great vocations news from the Salesians

Fr. Steve Leake, SDB sends word of good vocations news for the Salesians:

"We had 2 Salesians make Final Vows this year and 2 first professions. Also we are able to celebrate 19 men in our house of initial formation! Also, we have 2 men in our province Novitiate as well. Let's pray that we can continue to see such good news! Worldwide I think the Salesian Congregation has 500 novices... while we are not that full yet... we are still happy with our number here in the States. The Vietnamese Salesian province has 36 novices this year! God is really so good to us."

Please visit the links above to read posts about the brothers making final vows and first professions.

1 comment:

D. Streit said...

Although only a third the size of the Salesians, the Divine Word Missionaries (Society of the Divine Word - S.V.D.) have also been blesed by God with abundant vocations and steady growth. At the beginning of 2008 we numbered 6,138 in 70 countries. We had 347 novices, and 1,168 in temporal vows (1,078 seminarians and 90 brothers). Thus far in 2008, 145 young SVDs have professed perpetual vows and were given their first mission assignment by the Superior General, Fr. Anthony M. Pernia, SVD, a Filipino.

Fr. David Streit, SVD
Asst. Secretary General - Rome