At the conclusion of the Holy Thursday Mass, Father, vested in cope and humeral veil, carried Our Lord from our little chapel to a small altar of repose. Following the processional crucifix, the schola chanted the Pange Lingua while the Sisters processed with candles indicating our Lord's presence among us.
As an emerging community, the Sisters are frequently given the opportunity to participate in "firsts" - the first clothing of novices and the first Mass in our new convent being just two of the more important of the "firsts". This Holy Thursday marked another "first" for our community: the first Procession of our Lord to the conventual Altar of Repose. We have never before had enough space to make a real Altar of Repose and so delighted in our ability to offer Him this small act of loving adoration.