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July 31, 2018

Celebrating Vows with the Dominicans!

      Seven Sisters of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist professed their Perpetual Vows on July 25, 2018, at Christ the King Church in Ann Arbor, MI, and our Br. Mark Orcutt, who has been blessed with a close relationship with the Sisters for the past four years, was in attendance.  Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing presided at the Mass and the concelebrants included Archbishop Michael Byrnes (Archbishop of Agana, Guam), Bishop James Wall (Diocese of Gallup), and Bishop Thomas Daly (Diocese of Spokane, WA) along with many other clergy. 

     During the Homily Bishop spoke how each stage of religious life is a new beginning.  At the Offertory of the Mass each sister, one-by-one approached the Altar, read and signed her vows then presented them to Mother Mary Assumpta, OP, who received each of their commitments.  When all the vows had been made the sisters prostrated themselves before the altar while the Litany of the Saints was chanted.  After Mass all moved down the road to the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse for a reception, light lunch and fellowship.

     Our community’s congratulations and prayers go out to these Sisters.  Please pray for Sr. Maria Canisius, Sr. Maria Veritas, Sr. Peter Joseph, Sr. Peter Thomas, Sr. Rose, Sr. Maria Karol and Sr. Rene Noel as they begin this new phase of their Religious Life and for vocations to all religious communities.

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