Congratulations to Brother Allen Pacquing, S.M., who professed his first vows in the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., during Mass at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John in Dayton, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Rev. Martin Solma, S.M., provincial superior, celebrated the Eucharist and received the vows while Brother Joe Kamis, S.M., assistant provincial, presented Allen with the Rule of Life. A reception and dinner followed at the Bergamo Retreat Center. Allen was an aspirant with the Casa Maria community in 2012-13.
Maria A. Smith, minister of liturgy at St. Mary’s University, sang her original composition, “To Do Your Will,” dedicated to Allen for this special celebration.