On May 8, 2016, five Postulants (three Filipinos and two Vietnamese) officially started their 14-month Novitiate. The ceremony of acceptance took place in the community chapel in the Novitiate Fr. Dehon in Lucoban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur and was presided by Fr. Lukas Hadi Siswo Sasmito, SCJ, the councilor of the Philippine Region.
On May 7, 2016, Fra. Nathaniel D. Robilla, SCJ, member of the Philippine Region, made his perpetual profession of vows. The vows were accepted by Very Rev. Fr. Oliviero Cattani, SCJ, the Provincial Superior of the Northern Italian Province (ITS). The ceremony was attended by many confreres from the ITS Province and members of Roma I community and of the General Administration. “There were a lot of people, and a group of 40 Filipino singing during the holy Mass: a very nice experience for all of us! (Fr. Enzo Brena, SCJ). As we congratulate Fra. Nathaniel, we continue to support his with our prayers.