Receptions, Professions, Farewells

At our May meeting we received two new members into the habit (scapular) of St. Dominic and our candidacy program. Three candidates made temporary profession of promises to follow the Rule in our community for three years, and two members made their perpetual profession, to follow the Rule for all their lives. It was a joyful occasion for all of us as well as many friends and relatives who joined us, and we celebrated with a pot luck meal together afterward. 

One member was ill and not able to make her final profession with us, so the moderator went with other members of the community to receive her promises in her hospital room. She made them with tears of joy. 

We bid a bittersweet farewell to our spiritual advisor, Sr. Therese Rodriguez, OP, who is moving to be with her community in retirement. She left us with a lovely reflection and a devotional book for each member. She will be missed!