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Final Profession of Brother Malangmei



Talit, West Bengal

18/10/2015: India

On September 7th Marist Brothers community in Talit welcomed our brothers and family members of Br. Malangmei along with our Candidates’ parents. We the community planned well for that day for two reasons: first, to welcome all our brothers and relatives, and secondly, to celebrate the birthdays of Brother Pepito (September 5th) and Brother Jose Maria (September 7th). In the evening Brother Alex prepared a short prayer service which included both celebrations and welcomed everyone for the celebration. After the prayer service, we had a simple get-together. The children of our hostel came forward to welcome the visitors and wish Happy Birthday to the brothers, singing a beautiful song. Brother Alex came forward to honour the Brothers who celebrated their birthdays, giving each of them a gift a gift.

September 8th was the big day for us as Marist Brothers as well as for our hostel children in Talit, West Bengal. Yes, our Brother Malangmei chose the birthday of our Beloved Mother Mary to make his final vows on his journey as a Marist brother. After 10 days of busy preparation a good number of the local people, religious, priests of the Diocese, Brothers and children gathered enthusiastically to begin the celebration. His Lordship Bishop Cyprian Monis was the Chief celebrant. Our special guests were Brother Shanthi fms, Provincial of South Asia, Bro. Juan Castro fms, Leader of the Marist District of Asia, 6 Brothers from South India, Brother Javier from Bangladesh, 8 Members of Brother Malangmei’s family including his parents from Manipur, and Father Mark, who was Malangmei’s vocation promoter of. The presence of most of the Catholics living in Talit village and the parents of some of our hostel boys made the day one filled with abundant blessings.

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