Philip Bennenbroek made his perpetual profession as a Marist in Whangarei on Saturday 22 March.
Phil’s parents and 15 Marists joined the parishoners of St Francis Xavier parish for the occasion, which was part of the Sunday vigil Mass.
Describing the occasion as ‘fantastic’, Phil said “all the different parts of the liturgy worked together really well to create a celebration that was greater than the sum of the parts.”
His abiding memory of the profession was of the warmth and friendliness of the community at Whangarei; a number of who took the opportunity to introduce themselves. [Read more…] about Philip Bennenbroek makes perpetual profession as Marist