At Long Last: Photos from the Perpetual Profession of Sr. Cecilia Maria, CP
January 5, 2019 marked the culmination of nine longs years of formation for Sr. Cecilia Maria, CP as she finally knelt before the altar and professed the five Passionist Vows perpetually! It was a day of great joy and many graces, and we continue to praise and thank the Lord for His fidelity to Sister through these years of preparation, and for the great gift of her Fiat in response to His call. Friends and family traveled from literally all over the country to be with us in celebration - many are pictured below, and many more friends with their families were also present. We extend our special gratitude to: Fr. David Wilton, CPM who presided at the Mass; Fr. Vincent Ferrer Bagan, OP, who was a spectacular guest organist/choir director and moving homilist; Christine Wilkinson Beckman, for the beautiful violin preludes and hymn accompaniment; Friar Emmanuel Wenke, OFM Conv, master of ceremonies; Larena Lawson, photographer; and all the Passionist Oblates who prepared the reception refreshments. To each of you, and all who participated in this moment of grace by their presence and prayer, a big “Thank You!” Now, without further ado, enjoy some slideshows with highlights from the big day!
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Before the Mass
Entrance & Liturgy of the Word
Rite of Profession
Thanks to Larena Lawson, Abram Wenke, and Bridget Adams for these photos!