With the desire to be “Placed with the Son”, 6 novices after having completed their 2 years of novitiate received their first vows on 21st June 2020 in the chapel of Mount St Joseph at 10.30 A.M. Fr. Stanislaus D’Souza, the Provincial presided over the Eucharist along with Fr. Anthony Joseph, the Rector of Mount St Joseph, Fr. John Pradeep, the Novice Director, Fr. Joseph Rodrigues and Fr. Mariathas. Fr. Mariathas, the novice director designated to the Sri Lanka Province, preached an inspiring homily. The novices added a golden feather to the celebration by preparing a meaningful backdrop, beautiful flower decoration and melodious choir. At the end of the Eucharist, Fr. Provincial released two books
titled, “Pray more, pray much” and “A Prophecy that became a History”. The mass was followed by a short felicitation programme for the vovents. Navataranga, the Karnataka Jesuit Novitiate bulletin was released by Fr. Provincial. The program concluded with the sumptuous lunch.