02 May 2009

Spouse of Christ...

This past Thursday evening our parish church was the setting for the Solemn Profession of one of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. Sr. Mary Peter of St. John was consecrated as a Spouse of Jesus Christ before more than three hundred parishioners and guests, along with several Sisters.

(Above) Several of the Poor Clare Nuns prepare to witness the Vows of Sr. Mary Peter.

(Below) Sr. Mary Peter is covered with the pall, signifying her death to the world, and her new life as a consecrated Religious.

(Above) Sr. Mary Peter makes her vows before Christ and His Church.
(Below) Sister signs her Profession Card at the altar where the Holy Sacrifice will be offered, signifying her willing sacrifice to Christ her Spouse.

(Below) Sr. Mary Peter of St. John (center) with some of her Sisters.