Congratulations, Sister Annelyth!
Today is the annual celebration of Perpetual Profession for the Eastern Province of the Sisters of Christian Charity.
On this day, August 15, 2006, our Sister Annelyth is professing her perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience according to the constitutions of the Sisters of Christian Charity.
Sister Annelyth is pictured second from right. Joining her is Sister Maria Martin, Sister Marienel, and Sister Tabea. The photo is courtesy of the SCC Generalate website.
These four Sisters, each from a different SCC province, were together in Rome and Germany this summer for the community's tertianship (immediate preparation before profession) program.
The Sisters of Christian Charity were founded on August 21, 1849 by Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt.
Today they minister in the United States (two provinces, Mendham, NJ, and Wilmette, IL), Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, the Philippines, Germany, and Rome.
God bless each of them for the gift of themselves consecrated to Christ in service to God and God's people!
To learn more about Sister Annelyth's perpetual profession, read the follow-up article in the Paterson Diocese's newspaper, The Beacon .