Hermano Armando Añeses, S.M., a former resident of Casa María, professed his perpetual vows as a member of the Society of Mary during a Mass celebrated on the campus of Colegio San José, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, on the feast of Our Lady of the Pilar, Wednesday, October 12.
Rev. Oscar Vasquez, S.M., presided over the Mass and was the homilist, while Rev. Marty Solma, S.M., provincial of the Province of the U.S., received the vows.
Presently, Armando resides at the Marianist community at Comunidad Marianista San José and ministers as a teacher at Colegio San José.
As a second-year novice, Armando was a member of the Casa María community with ministry at Central Catholic High School.
Also present to witness the perpetual profession of vows was former Casa María member Brother Joseph Janosik, S.M., who spent one semester as an aspirant in San Antonio; he also resides and ministers at Colegio San José.
Note: There were some challenges in capturing video footage during the ceremony so we are grateful to those who collected these limited scenes for our website.
UPDATE: Below is a photo slideshow of the event, created by the Communications Office of the Marianist Province of the U.S.