Of course, I forgot my camera, but I did get some very blurry photos using my iphone. I can't believe I forgot my camera.
Seven sisters made their First Profession before a priest from the Institute of the Incarnate Word.
It was a beautiful and touching sight to watch the more senior sisters help change the veils from white to blue for their former junior novitiate sisters.
Our favorite smiling sister, Sister Aiparthenos, made her First Profession. I don't believe she could be anymore joyful. In the background there is the statue of Saint Kateri Tekawitha. I believe she is the patron saint of the junior novitiate formation house in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Sister Porte Caeli will always have a special place in our hearts and prayers. She was Special K's kindergarten CCD teacher and Special K absolutely adores her.
The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara and their brother order, The Institute of the Incarnate Word all wear a gorgeous and unique cross, called the Cross of Matara. Check out the explanation of it's several symbols here. (note: The explanation is embedded in the site. You will have to click the link on the right entitled "Cross of Matara")