Beginning the Novitiate in the Australian Province

Saturday March 2, 2024

In the afternoon of March 1st, we continued our spirit of celebration from the morning, the parish Bicentenary Mass, the MSC, OLSH, MSC Sister, Laity of the Chevalier Family, with Jules and his passion to spread the human and unconditional love of Jesus everywhere, by celebrating the beginning of our Novitiate March 2024-May 2025. Nang Dinh VU and Van Long TRAN were officially received into the Novitiate by Fr Khoi Nguyen msc, the Director of Initial Formation and Novice Director, on behalf of the Australian Province.

Novitiate Australian Province MSC AMETUR

During this reception liturgy, Khoi reminded Long and Nang of the ‘radical’ invitation of Jesus to each of them at this stage of their formation and urged them to be open, to be ready to take risks with God, and with God’s grace, to go out of their comfort zone, their own security, and to find God in new ways, beyond their expectations and imagination. Fr Stephen Hackett msc, the Australian Provincial, who could not be there in person, conveyed his greetings and best wishes, his prayer and support, to the novices as they embarked on this unique and important journey. Many MSCs, parishioners of St Thomas’ Blackburn parish and friends of Long and Nang were present at the church to show their love and support to them. We continue to keep them and Khoi, their director, in our prayers and thoughts.

Khoi Nguye, msc