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“Listening in High-Fidelity”

 
 
Novice Directors, Quinn Conners, O.Carm. (leftmost) and Timothy Ennis, O.Carm., (rightmost) with the newly professed Carmelites Fabio Rojas, Marlon Mateo and David Genders

Our three novices were encouraged to live the vows they were about to profess in “highfidelity.” During the homily at their First Profession of Vows on Monday, June 13th, Rev. Michael Kissane, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Saint Elias (NY) Province, noted that there can be many distractions and many disappointments in life, but the call of the Lord is true and the response to each distraction or each disappointment is to listen to that call with fidelity, with high-fidelity. The Call will perdure strongly through it all, long after the distractions lose their attraction or the disappointments lose their sting.

The novices, Fabio Rojas (of the Saint Elias Province), Marlon Mateo and David Genders (both of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province) professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience during the liturgy presided by Very Reverend John Russell, O.Carm., then Prior Provincial.

Brother Fabio has been assigned to ministry at Saint Albert’s in Middletown, New York. Brother Marlon has been assigned to teaching at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago. David Genders will begin theology studies at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, DC.