Shillong, 24th May 2024: In a heartfelt ceremony brimming with solemnity and joy, the Don Bosco Sunnyside Novitiate witnessed the first profession of 28 Salesian novices early this morning at 7:00 am. Led by Fr. Provincial John Zosiama, who presided over the rites and received the vows of the novices, the event was attended by a multitude of priests, clergy, sisters, religious, as well as the proud parents and relatives of the newly initiated Salesians. In his poignant homily preceding the reception of vows, Fr. Provincial John Zosiama commended the courage exhibited by the young novices in saying yes to the divine call. He expounded upon the significance of the three vows—poverty, chastity, and obedience—as integral components of embracing the path of Jesus Christ. Expressing gratitude towards those instrumental in nurturing the formation of the novices, Fr. Provincial extended special thanks to the parents of the new Salesians. "Religious profession is a loving embrace of the call of the Lord," emphasized Fr. Zosiama, underscoring the profound commitment undertaken by the novices in surrendering themselves entirely to the divine will. Drawing parallels with the Solemnity of the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, he urged the newly professed Salesians to emulate Mother Mary's unwavering dedication to discerning and following the will of God above all else. "Our Blessed Mother will always be there to support you, just as we, as Salesians, are here to support you," he reassured the novices. Following his inspiring address, the rite of the first profession unfolded with solemnity and reverence. One by one, each novice knelt before Fr. Provincial John Zosiama, who symbolically assumed the role of the Rector Major, to solemnly profess their vows. The profound silence punctuated by the resonant affirmations echoed the solemn commitment undertaken by the novices. The ceremony, imbued with spiritual fervor and profound significance, marked a significant milestone in the journey of these young Salesians as they wholeheartedly dedicated themselves to the service of God and humanity. As they embark on this noble vocation, guided by the teachings of Don Bosco and the enduring legacy of Mary Help of Christians, they carry with them the fervent prayers and unwavering support of their mentors, families, and the entire Salesian community.

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