Missionary in Guyana Fr Ronald makes his final commitment

On : 2023-05-19

Fr Ronald Fernandes SJ, a Jesuit missionary in British Guyana from Karnataka Province, pronounced his final vows on Thursday, May 18 at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Nirmal Nagar, Dharwad. Provincial of Karnataka province Fr Dionysius Vaz received his vows in the presence of many Jesuits from Karnataka province.

In his homily at the mass, Fr Olvin Veigas, a companion of Fr Ronald, said that the final vows of a Jesuit are an occasion to commit oneself completely to the Lord. Quoting theologian Karl Barth, Fr Veigas said, “A priest must have a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other.”