by Saia Fainga’a sscc (USA)
On the 3rd of January, 2021, I took my perpetual vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience. In his homily, Fr. Herman Gomes, ss.cc, main celebrant and provincial of the SS.CC, U.S Province, mentioned that professing the vows is one day, but I have to live them every single day. A good reminder and a good challenge for me as I reflected on my life as a temporary professed member in the last five years.
Members of various SS.CC communities in Hawaii attended the mass, together with families and friends. Through these people, I was assured that this vocation must be important, for them to come despite the busyness of their daily lives, let alone the pandemic that is happening here in Hawaii and the world.
2020 was a challenging year for my pastoral, but with the help of Fr. Clyde Guerrero, ss.cc, my superior, God’s work and love was still visible to me through my ministry to the school and the parish.
I have said yes to participate in contemplating, living and proclaiming God’s love to His people, so help me God and His holy Gospel.