One of our readers asked us how we are going to deal with TWO Sr. Mary Catherine of Jesus' in the monastery. We quickly found that it causes a lot of confusion!
So tonight, we had a little cermony during which Sr. Mary Martin gave to Sr. Catherine her new name as a member of our monastery.
After a short exhortation by Bl. Jordan and a prayer Sr. Mary Martin made the big announcement which everyone listened to with baited breath:
Sandra Sue Hale
As you began your religious life in the
Dominican Family, consecrated fully to God through Perpetual Vows
you were known as
Sister Mary Catherine of Jesus, OP
Now, as you begin your life in the
Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary,
preparing for Solemn Profession as a
Nun of the Order of Preachers
You will be known as
Sister Mary Amata of Jesus, OP
October 23, 2007