• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Monday, 29 June 2015 11:28

Toub becomes first Laotian to take SVD vows

Toub-first-vows---with-Henry-and-group---350It was an occasion of great joy when Chanthavong (Toub) Anisong took his first vows as a Divine Word Missionary, becoming the first person from Laos ever to do so.

Toub, who is joining the SVD AUS Province, took his vows in the Philippines, where he has been in the Novitiate. He is due to arrive in Australia next month for further studies and formation.

He decided to join the Divine Word Missionaries after spending some time with the confreres of the Thai District and says the vows ceremony was an important day on his vocational journey.

Toub-first-vows-kneeling-at-altar---350“I am very happy to profess my first vows into this community, because I am sure that God has called me out of His love to be apart in this Society, even though I am unworthy,” he says.

Toub says it was his own encounter with the love of God that made him want to become a missionary.

“As I have encountered and experienced the love of God, so I also want to share something with others through this international missionary society.”

He says he is looking forward to arriving in Australia in July, when he will undertake further English tuition before embarking on studies and formation through the Yarra Theological Union and Dorish Maru College at Box Hill.

“I am ready to put myself into this stage of my formation which is preparing me to become a missionary in the future, because His mission is our mission and His life is our lives,” he says.

Provincial, Fr Henry Adler SVD, attended Toub’s vows ceremony in the Philippines and says it was a wonderful occasion, with nine novices taking their vows.

“It was important for me to be there, because Toub is becoming a member of our Province and also because it was too far for his family to travel to be present, so my presence was a way of supporting him at this important time,” Fr Henry says.

“The novitiate in the Philippines has been a challenging time for Toub. It was his first significant experience of formation in an intercultural community, in a place that is very different from his own culture, and he did very well.

“We are looking forward to welcoming him to Australia for the next stage of his formation.”