"Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth:
they shall remember Thy name, O Lord."
- Graudal (Ps. 44:17)
To Jesus my heart, my all, forever ...
With profound gratitude to the Most Holy Trinity, the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa joyfully announce the Perpetual Profession of Vows of Sister Mary Victoria of Our Sorrowful Mother on Saturday, June 25, 2022, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated by The Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa, Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, at the Cathedral of St. Eugene at 10:30 a.m.
Sister Mary Victoria is a native of Haiti and a daughter of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York where she attended Holy Innocents Parish.
"I am the Bride of Him Whom the Angels serve,
Who the sun and moon gaze upon with admiring wonder.
The Lord Jesus has placed His ring upon my finger.
He has clothed me in the character of His Spouse."
- words of St. Agnes used in the Mass of Perpetual Profession
Sister Mary Regina of Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary
Sister Maria Consolata of Our Lady, Spouse of the Holy Ghost
Sister Josefa of Our Lady of the Annunciation
- presentation of the blue veil -
"Temporary profession is a time to experience and train in the apostolic works of the community and to attain professional education while integrating the religious and spiritual training of the novitiate (cf. Can. 659) ... While growing in closer union with Christ, the vowed religious learns to “combine contemplation with apostolic love. By the former, she clings to God in mind and heart; by the latter she strives to associate herself with the work of redemption and to spread the kingdom of God” through evangelization. uring this time of formation, as the sister begins to take part in the apostolate she will grow in her appreciation for the Marian spirit of the community. As the sister strives to be Mary’s visible hands at work in the world, Mary communicates to her something of her own spirit, her strength of mind, and her courageous will. "- Constitutions of the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa
by professing the evangelical counsels in the presence of Your Church today.
Mercifully grant that their manner of life may bring glory to Your name
and further Your loving plan of redemption. We ask this through Christ our Lord."
- prayer concluding the examination of those professing vows -
First Profession Slideshow
Mary's Hands & Heart