Perpetual Profession in the Marist District of West Africa
On Sunday 13th December, the Marist District of West Africa celebrated the perpetual profession of vows of Br Joseph Kwaku Asante from Ghana. The ceremony, which took place in Kumasi, Ghana, was attended by priests, religious, as well as the lay faithful.
In his homily Most Rev. Gabriel Justice Anokye, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kumasi, encouraged Br Joseph to imitate St. Joseph the husband of Mary whose name he bears. According to him the letters J.O.S.E.P.H. represent the qualities of the foster father of Jesus: Just, Obedient, Silent, Exemplary, Prayerful and Humble. The Archbishop believed that these adjectives should describe any consecrated religious and, indeed, they are virtues required of every Christian.
He appreciated the good work the Marist Brothers are doing in the country and to the Archdiocese of Kumasi in particular. He also encouraged us to continue giving hope to the world and to the Church in our mission.
Br Joseph started his Marist formation in 2010 and made his temporal vows in 2013. He proceeded to Marist International Centre, Nairobi – Kenya for his scholasticate formation and completed in 2018. He is currently assigned to Our Good Mother School, Accra – Ghana, where he is working as a classroom teacher.
The profession of Br Joseph Kwaku Asante brought the number of the perpetually professed brothers of the Marist District of West Africa to 63.