The First Religious Profession of Srs. Maribeth Ocho and Tran Thi Minh, “Maria” was a beautiful gift to the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family and was sure a great gift for Venerable Luis Amigo, the founder of the Congregation on his 167th Birthday. The Mass was presided by Fr. Don Besena, OAR, the spiritual director and confessor of the two newly professed TC Sisters, and Fr. Mark Orven, TC was the concelebrant, at 5:00 pm in Mater Dolorosa Novitiate House, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Despite the pandemic, everyone felt blessed to be able to celebrate this beautiful event of the First Religious Profession of Vows. The celebration was joyously joined in by the Vice Provincial Superior Sr. Angela Maria Martinez who received their Profession, and sisters from other communities, and three of the family members of Sr. Maribeth Ocho who came all the way from Agusan.
The Capuchin Tertiary Brothers of Our Lady of Sorrows, some scholars of the Congregation, few of the staff of the Congregation and the Holy Family Home girls who filled the air with their melodious songs for the Lord that had made the event even more solemn and heartwarming. It was also a delight for the family of Sr. Minh from Vietnam and for all the Sisters in different places in the Philippines and even abroad, because the Mass was covered in Facebook Live. After the Mass, a lively and a very familial dinner and program was shared by everyone: greetings from other Communities were expressed, songs and dances from the girls, brothers and sisters were enjoyed, and hearts filled with thanksgiving were etched in all of those present.