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“We need some extraordinary men”

“I now freely choose the Christian life sealed by the evangelical counsels, by making for life the vows of chastity, of poverty, and of obedience, together with the vow and oath of perseverance, according to the spirit and way of life proper to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.”

With those words, Elton Letang, 37, from Giraudel, Dominica, will profess his final vows as a Redemptorist August 7 during a Mass in Newtown, Dominica.
Having grown up in a Redemptorist parish, joining the community was easy once he made the decision. Elton is scheduled to be ordained a deacon in October, and looks forward to priesthood ordination in early 2013.
“I’ve always had the desire to become a priest, but I didn’t act on it until I got into a major traffic accident in 2002 that made me take the leap of faith into the Redemptorists,” Letang said. “I was the only male teacher in a Catholic school for 12 years, and some of my students felt I should move from teaching to preaching! They were another group that made me listen to this desire and choose to pursue the extraordinary. We, the Redemptorists and the Church, need some extraordinary men.”

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