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On 25 March, three seminarians of the District of the Philippines renewed their vows in a simple ceremony in Davao City jail chapel.
Nino Memorial, John Gouwang, and Roque Rebito renewed their vows in the presence of inmates and Marist friends at a Mass led by Philippines District Superior, Fr Larry Sabud.
“We decided to have their renewal in the jail since the inmates have been part of their ￼training for Marist life priesthood,” Marist Formation Director, Fr Chris Ganzon said.
Ganzon explained that as part of their pastoral ministry programme the three seminarians visit the prison inmates each Sunday.
“It was great to do their renewal of vows in the jail,” he said.
“The inmates were very happy to witness the ceremony.”
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