Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary brings a New Postulant!

The Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary is always a special day for our community as it is the patronal feast of our Monastery, but this year it was extra special with the entrance of a new postulant! This afternoon Sr. Emily Ruzicka, 23, entered the enclosure to begin her postulancy. DSC_5516Sr. Emily is from Newtown, Pennsylvania in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She graduated from La Salle University with a BS in nutrition and is a registered dietitian. Sister's parents, sister Katie with her husband Ryan and twins CJ and Kalynn, friends, grandparents, aunt and High School chaplain Fr. Chris Walsh attended the brief entrance ceremony and visited with the sisters in the parlor afterwards.

Below is a gallery of pictures from the event. If you didn't know already, nuns love babies (who are thankfully too young [and too cute] to be bound by the rules of enclosure) and CJ and Kalynn were happy to be held and fussed over as their aunt introduced her family and friends to the community, and the community to her family and friends!

Please keep Sr. Emily in your prayers as she begins her postulancy, as well as the other young women who are preparing for their entrances.