Grateful to God for the grace of their vocations, the Saint Joseph Province celebrated the Final Vows of Br. Arpon Blaise Purification, C.S.C., and Br. Saikat Shiprian Lindur, C.S.C., on December 31, 2020.
The Most Rev. Bishop Jervas Rozario, D.D., Bishop of Rajshahi, presided at the ceremony, which was held at Saint Xavier’s Parish, Bhabanipur, in the Rajshahi Diocese. Br. Subal Lawrence Rozario, C.S.C., Superior of St. Joseph Province, received the vows of the newly finally professed.
In his homily, Bishop Rozario commended the brothers for their life commitment and encouraged all of those present at the Rite of Profession to continue to support them in their vocation journey.
Br. Arpon Blaise Purification, C.S.C., is 27 years old and is the oldest of three children from the Bhabanipur Parish in the Rajshahi Diocese. Having professed his First Vows in 2013, he completed with honors a B.S.S. in business and a diploma in philosophy and theology. Br. Arpon is particularly grateful to his family and to all those who have encouraged him in his religious life. Br. Arpon will continue in his teaching ministry at Muktidata High School, in the Rajshahi Diocese.
Br. Saikat Shiprian Lindur, C.S.C., was born on April 13, 1993. He is one of four children from the Shuihari Parish in the Dinajpur Diocese. Br. Saikat made his First Vows in 2013, after which he completed his B.A. in English with honors and a diploma in philosophy and theology. Br Saikat did his preparation for Final Vows in the District of West Africa. He is currently teaching at St. Placid’s High School and College, Chottogram.
Following the ceremony, there was a short reception program where the required social distance requirements were observed. This provided the opportunity for the attending priests, religious, and other invited guests to pay tribute to our newly professed brothers.