|Cistercian Holy Savior Parish church, Mendida.|
|Professed monk and novice.|
|Panoramic view of valley below from monastery.|
|View of monastery on top of hill from valley below.|
There was singing, dancing and jubilation upon his arrival. At the gate of the compound he was clothed in an alb and new vestments and was accompanied into the parish church by the singing and dancing throng. There the Blessed Sacrament was exposed for a time of adoration, followed by Fr. Joseph giving us Benediction.
|Waiting for the arrival of the new priest.|
|Venerating the hands of the new priest at his first Mass.|
The church was full at his first Mass the next day. At one point in the celebration all of us present venerated his consecrated hands, which now feed us with the Eucharistic Body of Christ and administer the other Sacraments. After Mass was another joyous procession with singing, drumming, dancing and jumping to the hall where breakfast was served.