Today at noon, Br Romero Radix, O.P., a novice from Grenada
was Professed as a friar of the English Province. We were joined by brothers and sisters of the Order and laity at Blackfriars Cambridge who witnessed Br Romero vow obedience to the Master of the Order, for three years, through the Prior Provincial, Fr Allan White, O.P.
The Mass was solemn and simple. The Missa de angelis
was sung along with the Advent prose Rorate coeli
, the hymn to the Holy Spirit, Veni creator
, in the Dominican chant tune and the O spem miram
, an antiphon to St Dominic. It was followed by a celebratory reception after which Br Romero packed his bags in the boot of a hired car and was taken to his new assignation in Blackfriars Oxford where he will begin his studies as a student brother in the new year.
Brother Romero signs the Admissions Book as the Novice Master looks on
Brother Romero, O.P. with Fr Paul & Br Michael from Grenada
Br Paul Mills with Sr Jacinta and Fr John Orme Mills
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Farewell to Br Romero from the Prior
At his Profession, Br Romero expressed his desire to follow in the Saviour's footsteps by practising "community of life with one heart and soul, [to be] faithful in the Evangelical counsels, fervent in prayer, assiduous in study, constant in preaching and persevering in regular observance to God's glory, and for [his] salvation and that of others."
Please keep him and all our friars in your prayers!