Malaysian novices make first religious professions

Malaysian Novices Aemy Soo of Sabah and Laurin Kowal of Perak made their first religious profession on June 24, Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist at the novitiate chapel in Lipa, in the presence of Sr. Delia Abian, FSP Provincial Superior.

Fr. Rollin Flores, Provincial Superior of the Society of St. Paul presided the Eucharistic celebration with several concelebrating priests from both the Society of St. Paul and the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. 

Among those present to witness the event were family members of the neo-professed, as well as relatives, friends and fellow Daughters of St. Paul.  The Mass servers were seminarians from the Oblates of St. Joseph, Lipa.

This is the second time the congregation witnessed the joint first profession of novices from both East and West Malaysia, 19 years after that of Novices Jennifer Han (Sabah) and Elizabeth (Perak) in 2000.

Simple lunch was served after the Eucharistic celebration.