Archive for March 5th, 2008


The Bavarian-Austrian Vice-Province of the Five wounds reports last Sunday’s clothing (or vestition) of two novices, Confrater Markus of the Suffering Jesus in Gethsemane and Confrater Johannes of the Immaculate. They received the habit on Laetare Sunday, 2 March. Here are the crosses and crowns of thorns prepared for the vestition ceremony.

The Provincial, Father Gregor, addresses the two candidates

Blessing of Habits

Andreas becomes Johannes, while Ralf waits to become Markus

Sons of the Light

Receive, dearest brother, the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; deny yourself, that you may share eternal life with him. Remember continually that you are clothed in memory of the Passion and Death of Christ the Lord.

Receive, dearest brother, the crown of thorns of Christ the Lord; humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, and be subject to every creature for the sake of God.

When this ceremony is finished and the sign of peace has been given, the superior together with the brothers shall show their joy to the new brother and encourage him to carry his own cross with our most gentle Jesus.
(Quotations are from the Rule of 1736)

Congratulations to our new novices, Markus and Johannes!

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