On Sunday 28th January eleven young RSCJ from as many countries made their professions of perpetual vows in Rome. Another member of the group will make her profession a few weeks later, in her home country - France. They all vowed obedience, poverty and chastity, and committed themselves to our service of education, and were given a cross and ring to wear as a sign of this new commitment, and their desire to live in union with God. We pray with and for them, especially the ones who have spent time in this province: Kariman (Egypt), Milgritos (Peru) and Yukiko (Japan).
You can view a slideshow of the ceremony here..., and read the reflection by Monica Esquivel RSCJ here...
The group began their preparation together in September, and return to their home countries a few days after the ceremony.
As per a Society tradition started by St Madeleine Sophie, each group is given a name and devise (motto) by the Superior General a few days before the profession ceremony, in a "closing conference". As far as possible both name and devise reflect the group's experience, process and insights, and give them a new call and identity - individually and together. This group's name is Intense love of Jesus and their devise is Transformed by the pierced Heart of Jesus, sent beyond borders by the resurrected Christ to proclaim LOVE.
We pray for them, as they return to their home countries and their new missions