St. Joseph Gives Us Two New Novices!

In a private, family ceremony in our Chapter Hall Sr. Deepa and Sr. Giang began their novitiate and received the long-sought for holy habit of the Order of Preachers!

We always have to wait until the very end of the ceremony to learn the new names and finally Sr. Mary Martin pronounced to all, "In baptism you were known as Deepa Karen Kingry, now you will be known as:

Sr. Veronica Marie of the Heart of Jesus

And then we heard again, "In baptism you were known as Giang Vo, now you will be known as:

Sr. Joseph Maria of the Holy Family

Please pray for our new sisters that they may find joy and a long life in the Order Preachers!

Sr. Mary Catharine, Sr. Veronica Marie, Sr. Joseph Maria, Sr. Mary Martin

Photo fatigue!

Sr. Mary Catharine, ever the novice mistress fussing over Sr. Veronica Marie's cappa.

Sr. Mary Catharine and Sr. Veronica Marie

Sr. Veronica Marie and Sr. Mary Martin

"Obey your novice mistress as you would me!" (from the ceremony of vestition.)