On Friday, November 1 the Solemnity of All Saints, a new group of Servidoras made their first profession of religious vows at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick presided over the Holy Mass accompanied by a dozen concelebrating priests from the IVE and from various diocese around the country. Uniting with the celebration of All Saints, a group of Juniorate sisters also renewed their religious vows during the Mass.
Once again we could witness the gift and mystery of the religious vocation in this group of young women making a free and joyful response to the Lord’s call to be Spouses of Christ and missionaries for the New Evangelization. The Lord has once more given great graces to each sister individually as well as to our community, to their own families and friends, and to the whole Church.
During the days surrounding the vows we were able to host and share meals with many of the families and friends–like the tradition of celebrating a wedding over a series of days!
We unite our prayer and spirit of thanksgiving with all the newly professed sisters and their friends and families, and give thanks again to Our Lady of Lujan, Mother of our Vocations, for her maternal care.
To see this year’s great photos taken by Noel Marcantel, brother of Sr. Protectrice de la Foi, click here.