On July 14, 2018, the Provincial Custody of the Immaculate Conception and Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza in the Philippines celebrated the solemn profession of Friars Basil Maria MATIAS and Bernard Angelito Maria ANUTA.

The ceremony was held at the St. Maximilian Oratory at Parañaque City, Metro Manila.
The Provincial Custos, Friar Francis Victor MATEO, OFM Conv., presided over Mass and the Rite of Solemn Profession. In his homily, he highlighted the importance of sincerity and fidelity to the vows promised to the Lord into the presence of God’s People. He challenged those who professed, as well as the friars, novices and postulants who were present, to continue to be simple and to persist in their following of Jesus as exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi. Then he asked the others, including the immediate family members, relatives, friends and benefactors, to pray for the friars and to encourage more young people to dedicate their lives to GOD.
Friar Basil has already finished his Evangelium catechetical course and will be de famiglia at the Immaculata friary in Novaliches, Quezon City. He will serve as a spiritual assistant to the local OFS fraternity and will assist in running the Klinika ni San Antonio ng Padua Misyong Medical, a charity clinic established and maintained by the friars.
Friar Bernard will continue to reside at the St. Maximilian formation House while undertaking theology studies. He will assist in animating the Militia of the Immaculata Movement.

Friar Daniel M. SUGATAN, Custodial Secretary