Don Bosco Philippines South Province

Salesians of Don Bosco – Philippine South Province FIS

Perpetual Profession 2019

May 31, 2019 — Don Bosco Paranaque, Philippines
Young Salesian Clerics — 12 strong —  still finishing their Theological Studies in residence at the Seminaryo ng Don Bosco, made their bold stance as they made their Perpetual vows as Salesians of Don Bosco on the Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. They are:

from the Vice-Province of Indonesia
Linus Laga Uak SDB
Saverinus Mite Medho SDB
Ferdinandus “Arjuna” Ola Amang SDB

from the Philippine North Province
Cyril Vincent Saldaña Noel SDB

from the Philippine South Province
Arnel Jason Bergonio Mengote SDB
Leo Figura Polutan SDB
Reynante Tomenio Sabelita SDB

from the Province of Korea
Daniel Deukjin Heo SDB

from the Vice-Province of Myanmar
Anthony Vallence SDB
Simon Louis SDB
Joseph Sian Biak Mung SDB
Peter Myo San Aung SDB

The solemn vows were received by the acting Provincial Superior of the Philippine-North Province, Rev. Fr. Felino Gueco Jr., SDB and were witnessed by Rev. Fr. Charles Saw, SDB (Provincial Superior of the Vice-Province of Myanmar) and Rev. Fr. Henry Bonetti, SDB (Rector of Seminaryo ng Don Bosco Studentate). Distinguished guests also present were FIS Provincial Superior Rev. Fr Godofredo Atienza, KOR Vice-Provincial Rev. Fr. Marcelo Baek and Fr Hermenigildo representing the confreres from the Vice-province of Indonesia.

The Perpetuandi chose the powerful line from the Prophet Isaiah for their theme— “I have called you by name: You are mine! [Isaiah 43:1]”. This covenantal battle cry is their response to a Love that never ends and a Love that overflows. One of the newly professed brother, Anthony Vallence, spoke in behalf of the group, noting that “the word ‘Thank you’ is inadequate” for the gratitude they express for all those who have prepared them since their early formative years. The event capped off with a lunch treat at the shrine gymansium.

(contributed by: Bro. Luke Maloloy-on, SDB)