April 26 – The Feast of our Lady of Good Counsel
Sr. Philomena Maria of the Pierced Heart of Jesus and
Sr. Agnes Immaculae of Jesus, the Heart of the Father
profess their Final Vows
“She is led to the King with her maiden companions. They are escorted amidst gladness and joy; they pass within the palace of the King!” Psalm 45:14
Bishop Campbell asks, “Dear Sisters, what does you heart desire?”
Response: “My heart’s desire is to vow my life to God as a Sisters of Children of Mary”
“May God fulfill the good work He has begun in you.”
The Sisters prostrate as the Litany of Saints is sung – begging for the intercession of Heaven.
Mother Margaret Mary of the Merciful Heart of God renews her vows to Most Rev. Bishop Campbell.
Sr. Philomena Maria of the Pierced Heart of Jesus makes her Final Vows to the hands of Mother.
Mother, I ask you to accept my promise to live a chaste life out of profound love for Jesus, the Spouse of my soul, to live a life of poverty so that I may be attached to nothing or no one except my Lord, to live a life of obedience to Holy Mother Church, to my legitimate Superiors, and to the Rule and Constitutions of the Children of Mary, not as a slave bound out of fear, but as a child of Mary who finds joy and freedom in lovingly striving to please God through my obedience.
I promise to pray for our bishop, for abundant and holy priests and to give my life, as a Sister of Children of Mary, to quench the Thirst of Jesus to be loved in the Most Blessed Sacrament – that all will love and adore Him.
Sr. Agnes Immaculae of Jesus, the Heart of the Father makes her Final Vows to the hands of Mother.
“I bless these rings for you to wear as a sign to all that you are wedded to the Eternal King. Remain faithful to your Bridegroom, trusting in His Love and relying on His Grace, so that you may come to the wedding feast of eternal joy.”
Ring inscription in Hebrew: “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine”
Priests – from left to right: Fr. Bowman, Fr. Walter, Fr. Stanton, Dc. McCurry, Fr. Klee, Bishop Campbell, Fr. Harrington, Fr. Gideon, Dc. Ghiloni, Fr. Schmit, Dc. Reis, and Dc. Iannarino served as Master of Ceremonies.
About 200 people joined us for the celebration including the Missionary Servants of the Word.
With sincere hearts we thank all of our family and friends for helping to make this day so beautiful! May our Eucharistic King bless you abundantly!
With much love, Sisters of Children of Mary