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thomas bushnell, bsg

all my congratulations. i was with you in spirit even though i could not be present in the flesh.

if you look at the rite carefully, you'll notice that postulants are not asked to make any promises. in part, this is because you can't promise what you don't know.

this would be a good way to think about the purpose of postulancy--not to think about life profession, but instead to think about the promise a new novice is asked to make. one step at a time and all that!

Jared Cramer

O Lord Jesus Christ, you became poor for our sake, that we might be made rich through your poverty: Guide and sanctify, we pray, those whom you call to follow you under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, that by their prayer and service they may enrich your Church, and by their life and worship may glorify your Name; for you reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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