February 24, 2020

Sr. Harriet's First Profession of Vows

Yesterday, Sunday February 23rd, Sr. Harriet made her first profession at Chapter before Sunday Mass.  Sr. Gail read from the Rule of St. Benedict, M. Rebecca gave a talk for Sr. Harriet's profession.  Sr. Harriet read and signed her profession schedule and then received the black scapular and leather belt of a professed sister.  At dinner we celebrated with Sr. Harriet and had a very nice meal.
Sr. Gail
M. Rebecca reading her talk

Sr. Harriet reading her profession schedule

Signing her profession schedule
Clothed with the black scapular and leather belt

Sr. Anna (junior director) and Sr. Harriet
Opening a gift at dinner

January 27, 2020

Sr. Nettie Gamble's Silver Jubilee

On January 25, the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, our Sr. Nettie celebrated 25 years as a professed Cistercian nun.  We had a special celebration of the Eucharist with Fr. David Bauch  of New Melleray Abbey celebrating.  He gave a wonderful sermon, reminding us that our religion is a person, Jesus and that we have all that we need to follow him and  bring him more fully into the world as did persons like Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa.

After the Eucharist we had a celebratory dinner with the community.  Sr. Nettie shared on the most important events in her monastic life.  Blessings on the next 25 years, Sr. Nettie!