August 12, 2012
On the feast of St. Dominic, 13 young men received the habit of St. Dominic and began their year-long novitiate at our Priory of St. Gertrude in Cincinnati, OH. In the Rite of Vestition, the men each enter the chapel, making a prostration before the Prior of the novitiate house. After speaking to them about the importance of the novitiate and the nature of religious life, the Prior and the Novice Master vest each man in the habit of St. Dominic. As part of the ritual of vestition, they each received a new name in the Order. You can see photos of the brothers and their new names at the Vocation Director’s blog. Below is a slideshow of the pictures from vestition. Please pray for these men, as they discern their vocation to religious life and to our Province of St. Joseph, and please also pray for the Novice Master and friars of that novitiate priory, as they form these men in Dominican life and discern whether they are called to a life with us.