Last 3 September was a very special day for the community of Schwarzenfeld and throughout the German VULN Vice-Province: Frs. Bonaventure Pihan and Martin Bialas celebrated the 50th anniversary of their religious profession. During a solemn celebration of the Eucharist in the Church at Miesberg, both thanked God for the years they spent in the Passionist Congregation and, in the presence of Fr. Lukas Temme, provincial, they renewed their vows. In his homily, Fr. Lukas spoke about the invitation of Jesus to his disciples at the beginning of the Gospel of John: “Come and see”. This call was directed to the two celebrants, who responded to this call through their service and apostolate in the Congregation and to all people.  
The celebration was attended by all the religious of the Vice-province as well as the faithful and priests who are friends of the Passionists. The liturgical celebration was then followed by refreshments at the youth center of Schwarzenfeld.