Today is the feast of Bl. Jordan of Saxony, first sucessor of St. Dominic and patron of Dominican Vocations! What a wonderful day for the First Profession of our Sr. Joseph Maria of the Holy Family, OP!

Below are a few photos from the beautiful Mass and reception. It is very busy here but we'll try to share a few more photos later. Please pray for Sr. Joseph Maria and for many more to follow her in this total dedication to the praise of God!

Sr. Joseph Maria with her father. Her family flew from Texas last night arriving at 1AM! Her friends got stuck in an airport in Alabama and couldn't make it and had to turn back!

With her dad, sister and 2 of her brothers-in-law. Sr. Joseph Maria comes from a family of eight girls, all married.

Fr. Vincent de Lucia, OP was the main celebrant and gave a beautiful homily! He loves swinging the thurible!

I, Sr. Joseph Maria of the Holy Family, make profession and promise obedience to God and to blessed Mary and to blessed Dominic, and to the Master of the Order of Friars Preachers, and to you, Sr. Mary Martin de Porres of Jesus, prioress of this Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, and to your sucessors, according to the Rule of blessed Augustine and the Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers, that I will be obedient to you, and to your successors for three years.

Blessing of the scapular.

Receiving the black veil.

Sister is all smiles as she poses with her lovely
profession cake, baked and decorated by her
novice mistress.