Profession of Conor Quinn CP
Brother Conor Quinn CP, from Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh, made his First Profession on Sunday, 10 September 2017, in Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast. His vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, together with the distinctive Passionist vow to ‘to recall to mind with greater love the Passion of our Lord and to promote its memory by word and deed’, were received by the Provincial Superior, Father James Sweeney CP. In his homily, Father James said:
What’s been at work in you all over the years to this day, Conor, is your baptism, for which your parents presented you as an infant. On that day, you were brought into the great community of the Church. And you were baptized ‘in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit’. The community that embraced you in baptism was the community of the Holy Trinity. And today, you are being led to share ever more fully and more intimately in their love, their community – the love of Father, Son and Spirit. You today become the latest in the line of ‘companions’ – as our Constitutions puts it – whom ‘St Paul of the Cross gathered to live together and to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to all’ (no. 1).
The full text of Father James’s homily can be found here.