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DominicanHeart    782
DominicanHeart

If it's permitted, I've been thinking about Latin titles of Our Lady.

Sr. Ave Maria 

Sr. Maris Stella

Sr. Regina Caeli 

Sr. Rosa Mystica

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TheresaThoma    2,286
TheresaThoma

I was thinking about how I feel about possibly keeping my given name. I don't really have strong feelings either way. But I realized that it is not likely as it sounds very similar to a name that is very common in the community. So from a pratical stand point I would most likely be choosing a new name anyways! 

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corban711    183
corban711

The community that I have applied to takes religious names.  Every single person within this community that has asked me if I had a name in mind has also expressed their hope that I keep my baptismal name, which is Nicholas!  I know I am probably a bit biased, but it IS a good name, named after a great saint (whom I love), it suits me quite well, and they don't have anyone with my name yet...so thats a major bonus!   

 I do think that I have a pretty good idea of what my religious name will be, though I am not 100% sure of what title I would take yet.  However, I won't speculate.  And unfortunately, won't share either!   I have no idea what the Lord will do with me between now and then, and some things are better kept secret until the timing is right   :)   

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:o)Katherine:o)    132
:o)Katherine:o)

If it was assigned I would gladly accept whatever name I would be given. However, if I had a choiceI have always been drawn to:

Sr. Augustine Ignatius    

 

For those that are curious it is Ignatius of Antioch

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vee    4,728
vee

If it's permitted, I've been thinking about Latin titles of Our Lady.

Sr. Ave Maria 

Sr. Maris Stella

Sr. Regina Caeli 

Sr. Rosa Mystica

not sure about the others but I know for certain the community in your avatar already has a Sr Ave Maria :)

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MarysLittleFlower    1,103
MarysLittleFlower

I'm thinking of Sr Maria (and then my baptismal name). I really wanted Mary somewhere there. If I can't have my Baptismal name, I'd choose a Saint I like (Therese, Gemma, Philomena). There are also Blesseds and Servants of God I have a devotion to but I'm not sure if it has to be a Saints name.

As for the title - Im thinking of "of the Divine Will", or "of the Holy Face", and I always liked "of the Sacred Heart" but "of the Merciful Heart of Jesus" was suggested before and I like it even more.... It includes the Divine Mercy devotion that God used to bring me into the Church :)

lately I've also been really liking "of the Merciful Love of Jesus". That is very meaningful to me. 

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AveMariaPurissima    901
AveMariaPurissima

This is a fun thread to "resurrect" from time to time.... ;) 

The newest name on my "list" is Sr. Faustina Marie of Our Lady of Sorrows. :heart:

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DominicanHeart    782
DominicanHeart

Oh you all should see my list! 

 

If I enter with the SSVMs I would like to take Sr. Mary Flower of Carmel. :love: But Our Lady has like some of the best titles ever so anything goes! I feel like I need to be Sr. Mary something. 

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FlowerofCarmel    23
FlowerofCarmel

If I am to enter Carmel, The names I would consider would be:

Sr. Maria of Jesus.

Sr. Maria of the Eucharist

Sr. Maria of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

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Hislittlelamb    8
Hislittlelamb

Sister Lily Marie of The Most Precious Blood

("Lily" for St. Kateri- The Lily of the Mohawks)

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DominicanHeart    782
DominicanHeart

My newest and top choice as of now is Sr. Mary Anthony of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There's a good long reason for this.

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veritasluxmea    1,162
veritasluxmea

By this time next year, I'll have put in my three choices for when I, God willing, enter the novitiate. I honestly don't know what I'll put. I was poking through this thread to see if anything seemed good, but I don't think I've really found "the one" yet. I kind of like the idea of just leaving it up to my superiors, and sometimes they do pick names for people that aren't ones they put it, so you never know. 

So far, the two names I like are Sr Mary Fidelis and Sr Issac Marie. I also like Sr Miriam Hope and Sr Mary Emmanuel, but they don't seem like a "fit" for me. Not sure if I'll end up putting those down or not. Whatever I put down, I'll have an answer by next August! 

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4LoveofJMJ    295
4LoveofJMJ

I recently had a nice conversation with a sister from the DSMME on a home visit and she told me that they had to be careful picking names. With them being a teaching order, simplicity was necessary as Mother Assumpta always told them to imagine a five year old trying to say their names. :smile3: I loved talking with her. Might have to make another retreat. ;)

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