By Catholic Review Staff
Salesians of St. John Bosco Brother Steven DeMaio, the son of Church of the Nativity in Timonium parishioners Steven and Theresa DeMaio, was one of three men who professed first vows Aug. 21 in New Rochelle, N.Y.
Brother DeMaio, 27, completed a year of novitiate at St. Joseph’s Salesian Youth Renewal Retreat Center and Novitiate in Rosemead, Calif.
Salesians of St. John Bosco Father Thomas Dunne, provincial superior of the Salesians in the Eastern U.S. and Canada, based in New Rochelle, N.Y., received the professions.
For the first three years of their lives as Salesians, men make annual vows. Typically, a vow for three years follows, leading up to perpetual profession at the end of six years.
Brother DeMaio learned about the Salesians as a lay missionary volunteer in the program of the Salesian Sisters where he served for six months in Lusaka, Zambia. After returning home, he decided to join the order.
He entered the formation program in Orange, N.J., in 2010 as a prenovice.
He hopes to work in music and media as an apostolate because these “really bridge the gap between young and old, religious and young person.”
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