Form 7 – Petition for Renewal of Vows or for perpetual Profession

Form 7

PETITION FOR RENEWAL OF VOWS OR FOR PERPETUAL PROFESSION

(Cf. Dir 221, 222)

Very Rev. …………………….

Major Superior of ………….

 

 

I, ……….. (priest, student or brother), a temporally professed member in this Congregation and Province, with due respect,

 

SUBMIT that on the … day of the month of ……, in the year ……………………….

the time will come for me to (to renew for a year or make my perpetual)

religious profession, which I first made in ………………………………………………..

on the … day of the month of ….., in the year …………………………………………….

 

In compliance with our Directory, and with a firm decision to live in the Congregation until death and to faithfully observe its Constitutions and dispositions,

 

I FREELY AND SPONTANEOUSLY ASK you and your Council to admit me to the renewal (or perpetual profession) of my vows.

 

This favor I confidently hope to obtain.

 

 

In …………, at ……… on the ….. of ……………………………………………………………

 

 

 

(Signature)

NOTE: The form requesting perpetual profession can be accompanied by a letter to the Major Superior in which the petitioner for profession spontaneously sets forth his personal situation (his assessment of the formation process, his motives for wanting to profess and his expectations for the future).