The Profession of Sr.
morning of April 7th, the monks of our community were
blessed to share in the joy of the First Profession of
Vows for Sr. Mary Daniela of Divine Mercy, O.P.
Sister is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mount
Thabor in Ortonville. Many of Sr. Daniela’s friends
and fellow religious came to Mount Thabor Monastery to
witness this momentous occasion. Her parents, who
live in Pakistan, virtually attended the vent via Skype.
Fr. Roger Knapp, the chaplain for their
community was the celebrant of the Mass along with Fr.
Gregory-David, our Sub-prior and Fr. Shafique Maish, a
close friend of their community. Fr. Shafique
preached the homily which focused on the importance of
religious life and the vows in the Church and the context
After answering a series of questions
and invoking the intercession the Saints in the Litany, Sr. Daniela
professed her vows in the presence of the Prioress, Sr.
Anne Mary. This was followed by the signing of names
in the Book of Profession on the altar. The Liturgy
of the Eucharist followed. After the Mass, everyone
was invited to share in a delicious meal in the refectory.
As Sr. Mary Daniela of Divine
Mercy, O.P. begins this stage of her Religious Life, all
of us at St. Benedict Monastery are praying for her
and her community that the Holy Spirit may bless and guide
them on their journey.
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