In the most southern outpost of our Province, two sisters made their first vows and two others received the holy habit in the Cathedral of Paramaribo, in Suriname on December 7th. The great invitation of God’s call was heard by these young women who then discerned religious life in our Institute as Servidoras (Servants of the Lord), clothed in the blue and grey habit.
Mother Sacred Heart, Provincial Superior, and two other American sisters traveled to Suriname to participate in this beautiful ceremony. The newly professed sisters, Sr. Maria Mama foe Marwina (a local advocation of Mary from Suriname) and Sr. Maria Anker van het Geloof (“Mary Anchor of Faith” in Dutch), are both from Suriname. The two newly invested sisters are: Sr. Mary of Charity (from Guyana) and Sr. Maria van de Passie van Christus (“Mary of the Passion of Christ” in Dutch, from Suriname).
The great work of the missionary outreach of the Church finds a particular joy in offering a place for those souls called to consecrated life. Throughout the ages and still today, the joy of the Gospel overflows into the consecrated life! May this Year of Consecrated Life allow the whole Church to understand and value this particular vocation even more.
Please pray for these sisters and for many more holy Caribbean vocations. May Our Lady of Luján, Mother of our Vocations, pray for us!