The Final Vows Mass of Fr. Dominic Pham Minh Thang

On Thursday, 15th August, 2019, the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, Fr. Provincial Vincent Pham Van Mam presided at the Mass of the Final Vows of Fr. Dominic Pham Minh Thang S.J., in the Novitiate of the Vietnamese Jesuits.

Participating in the Mass, there were many other Jesuit priests, two diocesan priests, religious men and women, benefactors, relatives and especially the relatives of Fr. Dominic.

After finishing the basic formation and the Tertianship, Fr. Dominic had been invited to take the Final Vows. For a Jesuit, taking the Final Vows is an important event, marking his full incorporation into the Apostolic Body of the Society of Jesus. Such Jesuits “are incorporated in a deeper way, in a manner as a part of a single body” (Constitutions, no.510).

Sch. Văn Toàn Sj