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Nine Make First Profession of Vows in East Africa

July 27, 2015

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—With joy and gratitude, the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, celebrated the First Profession of Vows of nine men in the District of East Africa on July 16th.

According to Rev. Michael M. DeLaney, C.S.C., new director of the Holy Cross Mission Center, one newly professed—Bwambale Barnaba—is a brother in the Moreau Province of Holy Cross; the others are members of the U.S. Province.  This class consists of three religious from each of the three countries of the District: Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. They are:

  • Bwambale Barnabas, C.S.C.
  • Erasto Moshi Mao, C.S.C.
  •  Fedinard Odiwuor Aliet, C.S.C.
  • Kityo Gerald, C.S.C.
  • Nichodemus Hassan Guerino, C.S.C.
  • Paul Musyoki Wavinya, C.S.C.
  • Peter A. Qorro, C.S.C.
  • Ssemaganda John Baptist, C.S.C.
  • Innocent Wambua Muasya, C.S.C

The vows were received by Rev. Bernard Amani, C.S.C., district steward. He also presided at preached at the Mass. Members of the formation staff at the Novitiate in Uganda who have accompanied the men through this stage of their formation are Revs. Tom Smith, C.S.C., Dick Stout, C.S.C., and Francis Mukasa, C.S.C.

Fr. DeLaney also noted that the Holy Cross Mission Center also has a new Facebook page:

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