Wednesday, August 16, 2006

God bless Sister Elizabeth!

Mary, my mother, let us go to altar together: you, offering your Son, and I, myself with all that I am and have (prayer of M. Pauline).

This morning my SCC community celebrates First Profession of Vows. Today one novice, Sister Elizabeth, will profess poverty, chastity, and obedience for the first time and in doing so consecrates herself to God. Like the sacred vessels dedicated to hold the Eucharist, the religious receives upon her heart the seal of The Beloved and dedicates her entire being to "live Jesus!"

May God bless Sister Elizabeth on her continued journey in religious life as a Sister of Christian Charity and grant her and all who follow this path the graces necessary to bring God's good work to completion in them. In a special way, may God grace those in formation with the fortitude of spirit to follow His Will wherever it may lead.

Blessed Pauline, pray for them!
Blessed Pauline, pray for us!


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