The Queenship of Mary, May 31, 2021, was celebrated with full glory here at the monastery! At the Offertory of the Sung Mass for the feast, Sister Gabriel Marie made her Final Profession of Vows as a Slave of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After signing her vows on the altar, Sister received the veil and crown of roses of a Bride of Christ. Thanks be to God, the travel restriction of the past year were lifted allowing most of Sister’s family to travel from as far as Arizona, Indiana and Ohio to be present at the event!
The Holy Sacrifice continued after the Profession Ceremony. Following the Communion Verse, postulant Christel Lim, was accepted as a Novice, receiving the habit and white veil of a novice, as well as a new name in religion: Sister Mary Anne. Sister now begins her two-year program of study and formation before First Vows. Over 50 viewers from Singapore watched the event live streamed, and joined with their sister and friend in heart and spirit.
A lovely cake, made by the Sister, was enjoyed after the event and a formal reception was held during the lunch hour. Enjoy a gallery of the ceremony below!