Jefferson City native Bro. Rehagen professes vows in Holy Cross
Brother Matthew Rehagen CSC, a Jefferson City native and graduate of St. Peter Interparish School and Helias Catholic High School, recently professed first vows in the Congregation of the Holy Cross.–Catholic Missourian
During Mass Aug. 3 in Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he and 11 other men professed before God their intention to spend the rest of their lives in poverty, chastity and holy obedience to the leaders of their congregation.
Each was given a Holy Cross habit, as well as the Cross and Anchors emblem, as signs of their professed membership in the congregation.
Brother Matthew said the vows are a way for him to offer all that he has and all that he is, to the Lord.
“Poverty, chastity and obedience help me to focus my life on trusting dependence on, single-hearted intimacy with, and total surrender to God,” he said.