Veni Sponsa Christi! Profession of Vows

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I hear that some of you are so anxious to see some photos from Sr. Rose Marie's First Profession of Vows. The visitors to the blog last Friday were almost double the usual amount - Perhaps hoping for some news about the festive day! Here are a few photos to whet your appetite... Thanks to Larena Lawson there will be more to come later of the actual Profession Rite and Mass. 

After professing her vows the Nun receives the black veil, the Passion Sign, the ring and the Profession Crucifix.

Here are the five vows the Passionist Nun freely professes:

  1. To Promote Devotion to and Grateful Remembrance of the Passion of Jesus
  2. Chastity
  3. Poverty
  4. Obedience
  5. Enclosure
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 She then is given the cross and a crown of thorns; she wears the crown of thorns for the rest of the Mass.

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Here is the "altar of sacrifice" and the chair in which the Superior sits. With the authority invested in her by the Church she is able to receive the vows of the religious. The vows are made for 3 years, then renewed for another three years. At the end of six years she will make perpetual profession. Pray for that blessed day!

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  Later I will upload some photos of the actual rite and Mass

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NOW HERE IS THE BRIDE...

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with faithful college friends from Texas A&M

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with Aunt Tina and Nanny

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and her beloved family...

More to come later...