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Several Benedictine College Grads Took Final Religious Vows Together

Last week on the Feast of the Assumption, several Benedictine College alumna together professed their final vows as Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.

Out of the 13 sisters making their professions, seven were  graduates of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Springfield, Illinois, Diocese presided over the ceremony.

From the Benedictine press release:

According to Dr. Frank Kessler, a Benedictine College professor who attended the service, the group sang the Raven fight song after the ceremony. …

“It was a beautiful way to share the consecration and covenant with my family and friends present and to show them how much it means to me.  It was a day overwhelmed with grace that was indescribable,” Sister Mary George Brown, Class of 2005. “I turned my heart over to the One Who created it forever.” …

This is the final step in a long process. The sisters have been in the convent  for 8-10 years: Three years of initial formation and the rest in temporary profession.

“Through Final Profession of Vows, the young Sister hands over her life to God ‘forever’ within our Community,” the sisters’ website explains. “She receives a ring as the sign of her commitment to Jesus.”

Read more about the sisters here.

Benedictine College is included in The Newman Guide by The Cardinal Newman Society for its strong Catholic identity.

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