What's in a Name?

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:

In the world you were known as

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

There was a round of applause. It was obvious everyone was happy with Sister's new name. Now we have to REMEMBER it! An Ave for each mistake!
Below is a copy of the announcement Sr. Mary Amata was given. The edges were decoratively torn and it was mounted on dark red linen coverstock.