"God our Father gives us the grace to persevere in our resolutions.
Let us pray to Him for these handmaids of His
who are resolved to new their vows today in the presence of the Church."
- Blessing for Renewal of Vows
This past Sunday our community celebrated another joy - the renewal of vows. The renewal of one's religious vows is a beautiful event to witness, as it is the solidification of the total gift of self that has already been given to Jesus, her Spouse. It also stands as a reminder of the commitment the sister made on her first profession - that one's profession is made in light of the final vows where she will give herself to Christ - her heart, her all, her forever.
Please join us in prayer and thanksgiving to God for the gift of the these sisters who have renewed their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. May they persevere in their holy vocation until the day God calls her home to Himself.
Lord, in your providence you have called these handmaids of yours to follow your Son more closely. Mercifully grant that they may persevere to the end along the way of Your love on which they have set out with just joy.
Renewal of Vows Slideshow