Exactly a year to the day from his entrance into the novitiate, Seelos professes the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as a Redemptorist. Throughout the ceremony he repeatedly prays to Mary, thanking her for her help and asking for her intercession. He says to the Blessed Mother, “I promise not only to love, to serve, and to venerate you myself, but to do all in my power to cause others to love and venerate you,” a promise he faithfully kept his entire life. | Shown above, the Redemptorist crest. The motto “Copiosa Apud Eum Redemptio” means “With Him is Plentiful Redemption.”