On Saturday, 13 February 2021, seven brothers made their perpetual profession of vows as members of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania.
Their profession had already been planned for last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now finally, during the visit of the Superior General to the region, these brothers were able to commit themselves to the Congregation forever.
The open-air ceremony, due to the renovation works in the Cathedral, was celebrated by Mgr. Joseph Mlola, the Bishop of Kigoma. During his homily, he emphasized the importance of religious life for the Church, and he thanked the Brothers of Charity for their presence in the diocese in the field of education, and in their service for people with a disability and people with a mental illness.
The Superior General, Bro. René Stockman, encouraged the newly professed brothers to look to the future with hope and to keep the charism of the Congregation present in a prophetic way.
The newly professed brothers are from Tanzania, DR Congo and Kenya.