Sixteen Men Begin Novitiate Year
August 11, 2018
On the Feast of St. Dominic, the Priory of St. Gertrude joyfully received sixteen new novices. The reception ceremony, called vestition, is the formal beginning of the novitiate year. The novices will spend the next year living in community, as they learn the Dominican way of life and remain open to God’s will.
During the vestition ceremony, the men were clothed in the Dominican habit and received their religious names. They are: (Seated) Br. Bertrand Marie, Br. Benedict, Br. Basil Mary, Br. Linus Mary, Br. Titus Mary, Br. Lucius, Br. Matthias Mary, Br. Simeon Mary, (Standing) Br. Nicodemus Maria, Br. Dismas Maria, Br. Polycarp Mary, Br. Gregory Marie, Br. Samuel Mary, Br. Jude Mary, Br. Louis Mary, and Br. Alypius Mary.
We thank Almighty God that He has sent these men to try their vocations in the Order. In your kindness, please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.