New Postulant for the District of Asia

Jhon2 - postulant - closely croppedOn Sunday 15th November, Aljory Jhon Boje became a postulant within the Society of Mary.

Postulancy is a period of preparation for novitiate and lasts for one year. Becoming a postulant brings to an end Jhon-Jhon’s three and a half years as an aspirant in the MICS (Marist Interested College Student) program.

Pat admitting Jhon2 to postulancyFr Pat Devlin SM, Major Superior of the District of Asia, admitted Jhon-Jhon to postulancy during a rite celebrated at the St Peter Chanel Formation Community.

Originally from Kaos, in the former Marist parish of Timanan, Maguindanao, Jhon-Jhon is 22 years of age. Having studied mechanics before entering the Marist formation program, Jhon-Jhon is currently completing an AB Philosophy degree at St Francis Xavier College Seminary.

Congratulations, Jhon-Jhon, on this important step in your vocation journey!

Dumalag Cmty 2nd Sem 2015-2016Pat D and Jhon2 - postulancy

District of Asia Annual Retreat

District Retreat 2015 group photo - edited

The District of Asia has just concluded its annual retreat.

CottagesTen Marist priests spent the second week of November in prayer and reflection at the Saint Ignatius Spirituality Center (SISC) on Samal Island.

Prayer Room

Ably led by Fr Kevin Conroy SM (socius at the International Novitiate in Davao), members of all four communities of the District contemplated themes connected to the universal Church’s Year of Consecrated Life.

As is the custom, the week ended with the retreatants renewing their vows before setting back out on mission.

Kevin and PatThe District is very grateful to Fr Kevin for his wisdom and generosity in leading the retreat, and wishes him well as he prepares to head back to his home province of New Zealand in January 2016.

Thanks, too, to the staff of SISC, which proved to be a beautiful venue.

Seaview from cottage

Please continue to pray for all members of the District, that their commitment to the spiritual life may bear good fruit for the people they serve.