Vow Day 2012
Three novices pronounced their first vows in the Society of Jesus on
Saturday, August 18 in the Madonna della Strada Chapel at Le Moyne
College in Syracuse, N.Y.
Approximately 250 people
gathered to witness Timothy Casey (NEN), Jason Downer (NYK) and Doug Ray
(NYK) commit their lives in service to the Church and the Society of
Jesus. The men took vows of chastity, poverty and
obedience during a Mass celebrated by New York Province Provincial Fr.
David Ciancimino, SJ, Maryland Province Provincial Fr. Jim
Shea, SJ, and New England Province Provincial Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ,
concelebrated the Mass. Fr. Tom Feely, SJ, who served as the formation director for eight years, delivered the homily. The Ignatian Schola, a group of lay persons and Jesuits, led the congregation in song.
Casey and Downer will continue their formation in the First Studies program at Loyola University Chicago starting this fall. Ray will study at Fordham University.