in a very special way to be signs of God's tender love toward the human race and to be special witnesses to the mystery of the Church, Virgin, Bride, and Mother." ~ Vita Consecrata, 57
After the homily, the Sister to be professed stands before the Bishop holding a lighted candle. The Bishop questions her on her readiness to dedicate herself to God and to seek perfect charity according to our constitutions.
"Dear daughter, in baptism you have already died to sin and have been set aside for God's service. Are you now resolved to unite yourself more closely to God by the bond of perpetual profession?
Be not a foolish, but a wise virgin with her lamp ever trimmed."
The Profession of Vows
The Sister, holding a lighted candle, kneels before our Mother Superior to profess her perpetual vows, while the other perpetually professed members of the community stand by as witnesses. The Sister, the Superior and the Bishop sign the vow document on the altar, where it remains for the duration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
The Solemn Consecration
and an asking down ofHis special graces on this His chosen bride that she may be
faithful and fruitful in her life of consecration.
Bridegroom so that you may come to the wedding feast of eternal joy."
The Lord Jesus has placed His ring upon my finger. He has clothed me in the character of His spouse."
and through this may you know that not to be joined to your Thorn-Crowned Head, that is Christ,
is to be a delicate member, and if you bear the crown of thorns of tribulation in this life He shall render you, His spouse, a crown of glory forever."
the image of Our Lady of Fatima as is our custom on all major feasts and occasions in the life of the community.
We are deeply grateful to our dear Bishop, Bishop Robert Vasa, for his ongoing support
of the community and for witnessing
Sister's vows on this special day.
We thank all of our priests, especially
Fr. Raul Lemus for hosting the ceremony
in his parish church.
We thank YOU, dear friends, for your
prayers and support. May God bless you all!