This is a video of First Vows. This video is from two years ago, it’s the Vestition ceremony (private with the Novice Community only, in their private chapel) where they receive their habit and religious names. Different than First Profession (aka Simple Profession, First Vows), but the concept and reality of “leaving all things behind” is the same and this gives a feel for the Mass that we will be at today.
Today we will watch our first born son take make Simple Profession, aka First Vows. Today he will become a Dominican Brother, no longer a Novice. He will now have an O.P. after his name, for Order of Preachers.
Watch, it’s worth the time. The first time I saw it, I knew I’d be watching my son do the same. And yeah, it made me cry. Today I’ll see it in real life….filled with happy awe at the wonder of it, heart overflowing, truly, with joy.
Keep these young men in your prayers, they are gentle radicals in our world.