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.
From St Marie Eugenie onwards, the Religious of the Assumption have a beautiful custom of the Superior General writing a 'Chapter', an extended reflection, for the great Feast of Christmas. Below is Sr Rekha's Chapter, addressed to all sisters and friends of the Assumption.
Mass on Christmas Day 10am
This Advent the Assumption Sisters offer two day-retreats in Milleret House to help us prepare spiritually for Christmas.
The Assumptions Sisters' JPIC Team brings you their latest newsletter.