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First Profession of Vows in the Philippines, January 30th, 1999
Annabelle (Bing) delos Santos, fcJ

Annabelle (Bing), the first Filipina Faithful Companion of Jesus, made her first profession of vows in the parish church of Naga, Zamboanga del Sur on January 30, 1999, on the eve of the annual parish fiesta.

Naga is a rural community where the FCJs were inserted and well known for ten years.


The choir of all ages sang with great vitality and clarity and young dancers from Santa Clara led the entrance procession in exuberant dance.

Bing brings the chalice to the altar.


Families and friends provided many traditional dishes for refreshments after the ceremony in the artistically decorated parish centre.

The 'Singles for Christ' youth group had spent the morning making sandwiches to ensure that there would be enough for everyone to share.
Our little Society has for its end
     to glorify the heart of Jesus
           by  every means in its power ...     (Marie Madeleine)