Giving Their Lives to God
On July 28, 2022 Fr. Damien and Br. Mark headed
toward Ann Arbor, MI to witness their friend, Sr.
Paulina Grace Sinishtaj, O.P. and four other
Sisters of the Dominicans of Mary, Mother of the
Eucharist make their first Religious
Profession. The ceremony took place at Christ the
King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor.
The principal Celebrant
and Homilist of the Mass was Archbishop
Allen Vigneron, from Detroit and the main
concelebrants were Archbishop Michael Byrnes from
Guam and Bishop Simon Kulli from Albania.
Twenty-five priests, including Fr. Damien, also
Concelebrated. After the homily each Sister
approached Mother Amata Veritas Ellenbecker, O.P.,
the Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters of
Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, read and signed
their vows and exchanged their white veil of a
Novice for the black veil of a Professed Sister.
After the Ceremony all
were invited down the road to the Sisters
Motherhouse for a reception where Fr. Damien and
Br. Mark had the opportunity to visit with Sr.
Paulina Grace, O.P., her biological sister, Sr.
Teresa Grace, O.P.. from the same Religious
Order, their family and the other members of their
May the Holy Spirit grant
guidance and perseverance to Sr. Paulina Grace and
the other members of her Profession Class as they
begin this new phase in their Religious lives and
their new assignments.
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