Four Brothers Receive Robes

(L-R) District of Eastern North America Visitor Bro. Dennis Malloy and Bro. David Deradoorian

(L-R) DENA Visitor Bro. Dennis Malloy and Bro. David Deradoorian

Four young Brothers who are preparing to enter the novitiate this summer each received their religious habits over the past few weeks. The habit-taking ceremonies, also called robing ceremonies, took place in June and July to welcome the young Brothers into a new step of discernment.

Each ceremony symbolizes a deepening of the candidate’s commitment while publicly assuming the identity of a De La Salle Christian Brother. During the ceremonies, each Brother is present with his sponsor and receives the habit, a New Testament, and a crucifix.

 

(L-R) Midwest District Visitor Bro. Larry Schatz, Bro. Anthony Elfering, Midwest District Director of Vocations Bro. Stephen Markham

(L-R) Midwest District Visitor Bro. Larry Schatz, Bro. Anthony Elfering, Midwest District Director of Vocations Bro. Stephen Markham

Brothers Roberto Martinez and Patrick Martin received their habits June 13 during the Constitutive Assembly of the Districts of San Francisco and New Orleans-Santa Fe in Sierra Madre, CA. Both Brothers are members of the District of San Francisco. Brother David Deradoorian received his robe June 29 during a District of Eastern North America jubilee celebration in Lincroft, NJ. Brother Anthony Elfering received his robe during a Midwest District jubilee celebration July 20 in Romeoville, IL.

(L-R) Novitiate Director Bro. Kevin Slate, Bro. Roberto Martinez, Bro. Patrick Martin, and District of San Francisco Visitor Bro. Donald Johanson

(L-R) Novitiate Director Bro. Kevin Slate, Bro. Roberto Martinez, Bro. Patrick Martin, and District of San Francisco Visitor Bro. Donald Johanson

Once a Brother enters the novitiate, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools officially recognizes him as a Brother. Brothers Anthony, David, Patrick, and Roberto will enter the novitiate August 12.

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