A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration "For God created man for incorruption, and made him in the Image of His own Eternity." Wisdom 2:23



Saturday, July 24, 2010

Black and White

Less than a week before her first profession, Sr. Mary Veronica was crowned with flowers at an evening novitiate celebration which inaugurated her pre-profession retreat. Although by now the flowers of that wreath have faded and shriveled, they have been replaced by a different garment, and the time of retreat has given fresh vitality to our radiantly, committed new Junior Professed! July 22nd dawned clear and was filled with all varieties of joys. We can’t help but marvel at how all the important details fell into place by the ever mysterious hand of Divine Providence. Muffins for guests had been baked, table decorations assembled and the duet Psalm response practiced. More than one sister inquired if someone had stayed up ‘all night’ to furiously finish Sister Veronica’s vow card! (The actual scenario was less dramatic than envisioned: the glue on the card was drying by 3PM on the 21st!) Sister’s family made the trek from Wisconsin, and two of her brothers had the honor to participate in the presentation of her veil, monstrance and profession crucifix during the ceremony. As the black veil was handed to the newly professed, Father Dominic read the prayer that implores God that in wearing this garment she may be a ‘sign of the resurrection to come, and put on eternal life.’ Although there are no words to adequately relate the beauty of these sacred moments, the images give a glimpse of the effects of God’s grace. Thank you for your prayers for Sister! She will remember you before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament as she has been consecrated to Perpetual Adoration “on behalf of Holy Church.” (See the link to OLAM Homilies to hear the homily for Sr. Veronica’s Profession Mass).

10 comments:

ocd sister said...

In your charity, who's the Sister sitting receiving Sr Veronica's vows? I saw her in the pictures of the 4 Sisters who became novices and do not recognize her. She looks like a Benedictine.
Congratulations to the five Sisters who have made one additional step forward to union with Our Lord.

semsr70 said...

I was wondering the same...where is Sr. Mary Catherine?

Divva said...

And Sister Mary Margaret??

Anonymous said...

The nun is a Benedictine. Her name is Sr. Genevieve.

Anonymous said...

A recent newsletter noted that the former vicars were on sabbatical--and that two nuns from other communities were coming in to facilitate PCPA organizational changes.
God will take care of His chosen ones...!

Anonymous said...

Would that be Sister Genevieve Glen from Colorado, by any chance? If that's her, I met her once...in New York City in 2002, at a Congress sponsored by 'Magnificat' magazine.

Anonymous said...

Yep. That's Sr. Genevieve Glen.

Felicity said...

Great blog sisters! I miss you guys So much!

Coffee Catholic said...

What a lovely blog! Thank you for letting us have a glimpse at your lives. My sympathies on your loss of Sister. Joseph but perhaps she is in heaven with Jesus and very happy! :-)

I wanted so much to become a nun but my health never allowed it. Much to my extreme delight God blessed me with a lovely husband and we've had three kids in two years! (A girl first, Elspeth. Then twins: a boy and a girl, Ingabjorg and Benjiman.) Although I still wish I could be a nun I am very happy being a wife and mom.

Please pray for me! I'm trying very much to understand how to live with suffering. I am often bedridden. I'm disabled and I struggle very much to understand how I am not a useless burden in God's eyes. This is new for me and I do feel like a failure.

God bless!!
~Michelle Therese

Anonymous said...

It is so great to see a picture of Sr. Mary Veronica as dear priest friend of mine, Fr. Paul Gros, had asked me to pray for you! The Feast of Mary Magedene, a saint dear to my heart. Elaine