A member of our Province, Father Patrick Mphepo C.P., was ordained to the priesthood on July 21 at Limbe Cathedral, Blantyre, Malawi. Father Patrick is the first Malawian Passionist. He was deacon at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of Saint Charles of Mount Argus which was celebrated at the Basilica of Saints John and Paul, Rome, by Archbishop Martin of Dublin the day after the Canonisation in June (-which reminds me that I still have to post pictures of the Canonisation). The picture above shows Father Patrick visiting Saint Charles’ room at Mount Argus, before returning to Africa.
Meanwhile, in the (Bavarian/Austrian) Vice-Province of the Five Wounds, Confrater Gabriel of the Crucified Love made his first profession of vows at Holy Trinity Retreat, Schwarzenfeld, on 15 August. Here is his Provincial, Father Gregor, presenting the profession crucifix to the new Passionist, under the watchful eye of Father Klaus, the Novice Master. You can see some more photographs of Frater Gabriel’s profession here (scroll down to 15 August).