Monastery News Page
August 11, 2022

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 Community.

     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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