Tonight complete 130 years since Father Mary alphonse died. And this death is source of life for all
who came after him in Sion and who preceded us. Today we are Daughters and
SonsÂ ofÂ thisÂ lifeÂ thatÂ weÂ celebrateÂ 200Â yearsÂ ofÂ birthÂ andÂ 130 yearsÂ after his
death that is part of God’s plan. We are responsible for the continuation of his
work built with his brother, where Jerusalem is the result of his persistence or
his response to the insistence of God.
TheÂ vowsÂ ofÂ BrotherÂ TiagoÂ isÂ wellÂ placedÂ inÂ theÂ contextÂ ofÂ thisÂ celebration.
Tiago, today you will engage inÂ a religiousÂ family desired byÂ God forÂ a clear
missionÂ Â inÂ theÂ ChurchÂ toÂ Â theÂ world.Â TestifyÂ thatÂ theÂ planÂ ofÂ GodÂ Â towards
humankind passes through the faith of Abraham, by the formation of his people,
theÂ Jewish people,Â its Torah, byÂ whichÂ we haveÂ JesusÂ Christ, thatÂ opened the
promisesÂ Â Â of GodÂ Â Â to allÂ the Nations.Â AndÂ Â Â weÂ Â areÂ calledÂ to testifyÂ that the
understandingÂ ofÂ thisÂ wonderÂ ofÂ GodÂ (GodÂ becameÂ JewishÂ man),Â isÂ always
linkedÂ Â to theÂ chosenÂ Â peopleÂ Â Â andÂ thatÂ theÂ chosenÂ Â peopleÂ Â is forÂ theÂ whole
humanity.Â Â Â Â You haveÂ already doneÂ aÂ greatÂ dealÂ ofÂ experienceÂ inÂ hisÂ religious
family and now is the de?nitive step for you. Doing your vows in this place of
live memory of Alphonse Marie where we give thanks to God for theÂ 130 years
ofÂ itsÂ presenceÂ inÂ heavenÂ andÂ amongÂ usÂ byÂ hisÂ example,Â youÂ encouragesÂ us,
gives hope to the future. Then with Father Marie e Father ThÃ©odore we can say
to you: eternal welcome in the religious family of Sion. â€˜In Sion Firmata Sunâ€™.
Text shared by Br. Elio during the celebration.