...Brother, when you arrive in the community with the desire to follow the Gospel...
Brother, sister, when you arrive in
the community with the desire to follow the Gospel, you do not yet know
many things about this life that has attracted you and that you have
chosen. You need a period of reflection, during which you can deepen
your understanding of the vocation you have received. At the time of
your accoglienza liturgica, an authentic love not satisfied with
partial or temporary gifts inspires your commitment to stability in the
community, according to the vocation you have received, welcomed and
then chosen. At this time, your actions and attitudes begin to take on
visibility in the community.
After your vocation has been confirmed
within the community, the moment arrives for you, brother, sister, to
give your life definitively to God, and to do this in front of the
church. The liturgy of the profession begins with the invocation of the
Holy Spirit, who will inspire in you a firm and unshakable commitment.
You will then pronounce your final, irrevocable and free “yes” to the
call to live in celibacy and community life according to the spirit of
In front of the church, which will confirm you in the gift you have
received, you will pronounce this “yes” in the Holy Spirit to the
Father, through Christ who is the eternal Amen, the true and faithful
(Rule of Bose 9-11)