Bro. Nino Memorial,sm, from Sto. Nino, South Cotabato, renewed his temporary vows in the Marist Community in Ranong, Thailand, on March 25, 2013. With the presence of the MMR volunteers and staffs, Nino joyfully committed himself once again to the church and to the Society of Mary. Fr. Kevin Medilo accepted the vows in behalf of the Superior General. Fr. Gil Casio, sm and Kirsten Sloan, a health volunteer from New Zealand, stood as witnesses of Nino’s promise.
In his homily, Fr. Frank Bird encouraged Nino to be gentle and be patient to himself everytime he fails to reach his expectations in living the Religious Life. He also emphasized Nino’s role as a religious in today’s time, i.e. to be the light of this generation.
Nino is very thankful to his Marist confreres and to his family who have been part of his journey as a Marist Religious. Particularly, he offers this commitment to his deceased father, who has been so supportive, even until his death.