The Pope asks you to live your faith with joy and enthusiasm; to grow in unity among yourselves and with Christ; to pray and to be diligent in frequenting the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Confession; to take seriously your Christian formation, remaining ever obedient to the teachings of your Pastors.
May Saint Wenceslaus guide you along this path through his example and his intercession, and may you always enjoy the protection of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother. I bless all of you with affection!
On the great Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, August 15, 2009, the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate joyfully celebrated the occasion of the Final Profession of Vows of Sister Mary Catherine Perdue from the Diocese of Peterborough, ON. The Community is grateful to His Excellency, Bishop Anthony F. Tonnos, of the Diocese of Hamilton, for his fatherly words of encouragement and for his presence with us on this special occasion.
The week following Sister Mary Catherine’s profession ceremony, Bishop Nicola De Angelis, Ordinary of the Peterborough Diocese, celebrated a thanksgiving Mass for Sister’s vocation, noting the great blessing such a vocation is for the people of his own diocese as it marks their first vocation to religious life in almost 40 years! Mother Dorothy, and Sister Aracely were present with the Perdues and their family for the grand celebration.
“Receive the ring that marks you as a bride of Christ.
Keep unstained your fidelity to your Bridegroom,
that you may one day be admitted to the wedding feast of everlasting joy.”