YTP's former secretary, Bro. Argene Clasara, with the Master of the Dominican Order, Fr. Bruno Cadoré, OP, during the latter's canonical visit to the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of Bro. Argene)
Laus Deo! We are happy to announce that the former secretary of the Young Thomasian Professionals, Br. Argene A. Clasara, is among those who will receive the Dominican habit on May 1, 2018, memorial of St. Joseph the Worker.
Br. Argene entered the Dominican pre-novitiate in Calamba, Laguna last year after obtaining his bachelor's degree in History from the University of Santo Tomas. Before that, on September 12, 2016, he made his temporary profession into the Dominican Laity. Just recently, and by the grace of God, he and nine (9) more of his brothers passed the qualifying examinations for the novitiate.
On September 12, 2016, Br. Argene made his temporary profession as a Lay Dominican, into the hands of Rev. Fr. Filemon dela Cruz Jr., O.P., the first spiritual director of the Young Thomasian Professionals.
Br. Argene (left-most) with fellow YTP members (L to R): Bro. Vince, Bro. Dennis, Bro. Mike, and Bro. Cedrick, during the groups' annual retreat in Baguio (Holy Week 2017).
Others who will be vested are:
Br. Andreas Priyanto
Br. Gian Linardo Mari Estrella
Br. Hendrick Albina
Br. Diego Halim
Br. Julius Albert Grajo
Br. Alexander Detayoga
Br. John Sealtiel Abarquez
Br. Lhee Orlan Megarbio
Br. John Paul Pamintuan
Let us pray unceasingly for their growth in their vocation. We also pray for some of our YTP members who are contemplating priesthood and religious life after graduation.
Young Thomasian Professionals Lay Dominican Group
Santísimo Rosario Parish, University of Santo Tomás
España Boulevard, Manila 1015 Philippines