On September 14, 2017 during the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, 8 novices from our Province received the habit which marks a new stage of their religious life. Previously on September 12, the feast day of the Holy Name of Mary, they had received new names of titles of Mary in their own languages (Pidgin-Papua New Guinea, Tagalog-Philippines, Malay-Malaysia, and Chinese).
More than 600 youth coming from different parts of the Philippines attended our IVE Youth Day 2017, held on 12 February in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. Conferences were given by various speakers to enrich our youth. There were sport games and performances which everybody enjoyed a lot.