Formation in the Asia Pacific Region
It was with great joy on the morning of the 29thJune 2018 the Order witnessed the entrance to the novitiate of six postulants,two from the Philippines, three from Vietnam and one from India. In all overthe past few years we have received 14 novices into APC Regional NovitiateProgram. Our five second year novices are about to go back to their homeprovinces for an apostolic and community experience beginning ably guided andmentored by a brother who has already had some up to date formation training inthe Philippines.
With the help of donations the novices recently prepareda healthy meal for the residents at a garbage dumpsite around an hour away fromour Novitiate at Amadeo and also provided bags with school supplies for the children.The novices and the brothers decided to give away some of their personal belongingssuch as clothes, shoes, bags, pants, etc. Br Fermin, Novice Master, reportedthat it was a very good experience for all especially the novices who realizedhow comfortable life was inside the community and how difficult it is forothers outside the four walls of the convent.
The provinces of the Asia Pacific Region, along withthe kind assistance of the North American Region have jointly purchased a newPostulancy House in close proximity to the present Novitiate at Amadeo to catermore adequately to the needs of the regional formation program. In thephotographs you can also see the arrival in the Philippines of new postulantsfrom Vietnam.
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