Thanks to our dear friend and talented photographer, Gina Lopez of Urban Pilgrim Photography, a gallery of professional photos of Sr. Maria Faustina's Perpetual Profession of Vows is now available here.
We are very grateful to Fr. Raul Lemus who allowed us to use his parish church for the Profession Mass. It was a disappointment to not be able to use our beautiful Cathedral (which was closed due to the almost finished renovation project), but we thank Fr. Lemus and the good people of St. Joseph Parish who welcomed us so warmly.
in Jesus Christ. This bond develops on the foundation of the original bond that is contained in the Sacrament of Baptism. Religious profession "is deeply rooted in baptismal consecration and is
a fuller expression of it." In this way religious profession... becomes a new consecration: the consecration and giving of the human person to God, loved above all else. The commitment undertaken by means of the vows to practice the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience... is the expression of a total consecration to God and, at the same time, the means that leads to its achievement. This is also the source of the manner proper to consecrated persons of bearing witness and of exercising the apostolate. And yet it is necessary to seek the roots of that conscious and free consecration and of the subsequent giving of self to God as His possession in Baptism, the sacrament that leads us to the Paschal Mystery as the apex and center
of the Redemption accomplished by Christ. ~ Redemptionis Donum, 7