On the feast of All Saints, Francesca, from our English province, was officially received into the European noviciate, and has begun to wear the purple which characterises Assumption sisters! The three other new novices are Ophélie-Thérèse from France, Victoria from Spain and Mercedes from Guatemala.
The novices (left-right): Francesca; Ophélie-Thérèse from France, Victoria from Spain and Mercedes from Guatemala.
Sisters Patricia and Clare Bernadette from England joined the celebration in Pavillons-sous-Bois, just outside of Paris.
During the Ceremony the novices were presented with a Crucifix, a Bible and a Rosary, symbols of their religious commitment.
It is wonderful to see the European Assumption novices taking the next step on their journey. Please keep Francesca and her companions in your prayer!
The new novices here with Sr Martine, Superior General, Sr Carmen, General Councillor and Sr Isabelle, Provincial of France.
We are delighted that Sister Rekha has been elected as new General Superior for the Religious of the Assumption. Sr Rekha Chennattu is a Scripture scholar from the Indian Province of the Congregation.
Young Adults are invited for a series of talks about Holiness in the Carmelite Church in Kensington.
The next General Chapter of the Religious of the Assumption takes place in Lourdes 20th June - 20th July 2018.
Sr Mary died on Sunday night 27th May; please pray for the repose of her soul and for those who mourn her.