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Vow Day 2016: Photoblog

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Patrick and Vinny either side of Mantas, one of the ‘Voventes’ (Vow Men), St Mary’s Harborne
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Thomas (2nd Year Novice) leads the congreagation in song

 

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Fr Johan Verschueren SJ, Provincial of the Netherlands and Flanders Provinces, gives his homily.

 

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Christopher (2nd Year Novice) reads the intercessional prayers.

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The Mass was celebrated by Fr Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the British Province

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Mass was concelebrated by Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ (Novice Master), Fr Tom Layden SJ (Irish Provincial), Fr Johan Verschueren SJ (Netherlands and Flanders Provincial), Fr Gintaras Vitkus SJ (Lithuania Provincial) and Fr Kevin O’Rourke (Socius to the Novice Master)

 

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Aurimas, Richard, Mantas and Bastiaan prepare to make their vows.

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Mantas makes his vows.

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First and Second Year Novices sing during Communion

 

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A Vow Day Tradition: Voventes receive a ‘Vow Day crucifix’ passed down by Jesuits of the Society

 

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The Afterparty: Notice Mark, our brother novice who will take vows in New York, was with us in spirit and in image!

 

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An amazing feast prepared by Martina and Collette

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Martina and Collette help Br Ken Vance SJ serve soup to over 90 guests

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Patrick (Second year novice) leads the Vow Men in a  chorus of the Fields of Athenry to thank our two Irish cooks.

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Three generations of novices (Vow Men, Second Years and First Years) with their formators. The Manresa House Community outside Manresa House.

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The Voventes with Novice Master and Socius

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The Lithuanian Vow Men with Fr Gintaras and Fr Algis

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The Irish Province contingent, including novices Teo, John, Patrick and Vinny

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The Dutch/ Flemish contingent, including Vow Man Bastiaan, novices Erik and Thomas and formator Fr Frans Chanterie SJ

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The British Province contingent

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Three of our new First Year Novices, Luke, Damien and Adam, enjoy their first experience of Vow Day.

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