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BOB IRWIN MSC, VISIT TO THE MSC NOVITIATE, PHILIPPINES – AN INTERNATIONAL FORMATION VENTURE.

Irwin vt entrance novitiate

Entry to the Novitiate

Last week was something of an MSC India week on this site, three posts.

This week will be something on an MSC Vietnam week.

Irwin vt helping

Preview of coming attractions – the new Vietnamese postulants; foundation stone of the new MSC house.

Meanwhile,

Bob Irwin writes: Last November, on the way back to Vietnam I interviewed the 7 Vietnamese novices in Manila.

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The novices with local altarboys

They and the other novices there, were absolutely delightful, happy with their lot, and importantly, the novice master is happy with them!

Some of the novices

Irwin vt Thien 1st year    Irwin vtTruc first year Loc second  Irwin vt Hung 1st year

Really is an international novitiate with 7 Vietnamese, 4 Filipino, and 2 Koreans. Inspirational!

And the stone and the Jubilee tree

Irwin vt Jubilee tree Quy and Hoang replacement

Irwin vt jubilee tree