A Peek at the Profession…More to Come!

Apologies for taking so long to post photos of Sr. Mary Andrea’s Perpetual Profession of Vows.  Your pleas to see photos have moved our hearts!  A week following Sr. Mary Andrea’s Profession Mass we needed time to prepare for a splendid private celebration for Mother Catherine Marie’s 50 years of professed Passionist life. Then this past week has been a newsletter writing marathon; the newsletter was just sent to the printer. So now my next priority is to post photos from the celebrations we had here these past 2 weeks.

Here are several to tide you over until I have time to post more. I will share more about the symbolism of the Pall during the Litany of the Saints and Cross and Crown in next blog post.

UnderthePallLitany of saints

Sister lies under the pall during the Litany of the Saints


Sister radiates the joy one experiences in giving herself to God


Homemade card for Sr. Mary Andrea by Sr. Mary Therese – Wow


Inside of card with message from the Reverend Mother


7 thoughts on “A Peek at the Profession…More to Come!

  1. My heart rejoices with yours.

    You have turned my mourning into dancing;
    you have taken off my sackcloth
    and clothed me with joy,
    so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever. – Psalm 30: 11-12

  2. The look on Sister’s face says it all! Congratulations to Sister Mary Andrea and many, many blessings.

    God bless you all.

    Love in Christ,


  3. God bless Sister Mary Andrea!
    I have been praying for her every night since her final profession of vows that God will shower her with many blessings – to perservere in her Passionist life and to become a saint. I ask God to do the same for the other dear sisters in formation and those in final vows.

    I just remembered I forgot to add your live-in oblate, so from now on I’ve got you all covered.

    Continue to live your lives with Joy! God bless!


  4. In the later, fuller edition can you explain why you still use a black pall here? When your sisters die, do you use a white pall for the funeral?
    Yes, I will certainly explain this awesome symbolism. I am working on the blog post now…but my Superior needed my assistance so…hopefully the post will be up on the blog this weekend.


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