On July 16, 1849, St. Anthony Mary Claret, with 5 other priests, founded in Vic the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Today we are 171 years old. We bless God for as much good as He has put in our history. This history is shaped, in a particular way, by the people He calls to live their missionary vocation with us. This is the case of Lemuel Paul Tuvilla and Ho Quoc Vu, two young men in formation who are currently residing in our community in Granada (Spain), and who belong to the Province of the Philippines. They are renewing their temporary vows today.
We have asked both of them what it means for them to renew their religious consecration. They have answered us.
For my part, the renewal of vows means the opportunity to remember my experiences and to learn from them in order to renew and improve my personal relationship with God and my life as a missionary in formation.
Lemuel Paul Tuvilla, cmf
To make the renewal of vows for me is to continue to embrace my human weakness with integration and to be formed in the heart of Mary for the service of the Kingdom.
Ho Quoc Vu, cmf
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WHOLE CONGREGATION AND ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATE, IN SOME WAY, IN ITS LIFE AND MISSION!