Becora (Timor Leste), 29 December 2018 – On December 29, 2018, the Brothers Leonardo do Carmo Pinto CMM and Andre Neno Abi CMM made their lifelong vows as Brothers of Our Lady Mother of Mercy (Brothers CMM) in the region of Timor Leste.
The first event was a Eucharist Celebration which was held at the Sacred Heart Parish Church in Becora. Before the two brothers entered the Church, there was a traditional program with the family, who symbolically hand over their sons to the congregation. The Mass and inauguration of vows was led by Bishop Mgr. Virgilio do Carmo, Bishop of SDB to Uskupan Dili, and accompanied by other priests from several parishes in the Dili Diocese and other dioceses in Timor Leste.
Strengthening the ranks
The second event was a joint ceremony, at Sister Canossiana’s Hall. The brothers and their guests (about 800!) had a festive meal together, enjoying several acts of entertainment as an expression of happiness. The brothers hope that the two brothers will further strengthen the Congregation of Brothers CMM in general and especially the region Timor Leste.