I promise obedience …

On January 27, 2018, we had the great joy of witnessing the First Profession of Sister Mary Therese of the Divine Mercy. The occasion was extra special because all of her immediate family were able to attend and stay the weekend.

Niece Sophia reads from the Song of Songs
Sister\’s father reads from 1 John
Sister Mary Therese pronounces her First Vows

Father Lydon blesses her scapular
Nephew Sebastian looks on as Sister receives her black veil


The celebration extended over a period of several days for Sister and the Community:

      • Saturday – the actual day with guests
      • Sunday – the Community visits with Sister\’s family
      • Monday – Sisters in the Novitiate open her gifts from the Community
      • Tuesday – the Professed Nuns go to the Novitiate to see her gifts



Besides all this, Sister had the canonical 8-day retreat before her Profession as required by our Constitutions and Canon Law.

Now, Sister Mary Therese is energized and eager to begin a new phase in her Dominican religious life and have many new experiences. 
May she become like her patron, St. Therese of Lisieux,
\”Love in the midst of the Church\”.

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