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From Our Lady of the Mississippi Trappistine Abbey in Iowa:

"February 24, 2020

Sr. Harriet's First Profession of Vows

Yesterday, Sunday February 23rd, Sr. Harriet made her first profession at Chapter before Sunday Mass.  Sr. Gail read from the Rule of St. Benedict, M. Rebecca gave a talk for Sr. Harriet's profession.  Sr. Harriet read and signed her profession schedule and then received the black scapular and leather belt of a professed sister.  At dinner we celebrated with Sr. Harriet and had a very nice meal."

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From Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament (Dominican Nuns) in Farmington Hills, Michigan:

"Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and World Day of Consecrated Life. What a joy for us as one of our postulants, Sr. Mary Beth Ley, received the Dominican habit, taking the new name of Sr. Mary Joseph of the Precious Blood."

Pictures on their FB page

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From Holy Cross Trappist Abbey in Virginia: 

"Br. John’s Profession of Vows

February 24, 2020 by Fr Joseph 

Following on the joyful celebration of Br. Elijah’s reception of the habit earlier in the month [see a previous post in this thread], this last Sunday [23 February] was yet another cause for celebration and gratitude to God as Br. John Blaschik pronounced his First Vows. Having completed his first three years of formation, Br. John now continues his preparation for Final Vows, three years from now. Please join us in thanking God for this blessing on our community and let us all continue to support Br. John with our prayers for the years ahead. May God who has begun this good work in Br. John bring it to completion in Christ Jesus Our Lord."

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From the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, in Abiquiu, New Mexico:

2 February: "On Sunday, February 2nd, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, our Dom Joseph Kuchta Chylinski made his solemn vows, becoming a permanent member of our monastery. The day was beautiful in every way and temperatures in the low 50s.
Ad multos annos, Dom Joseph!"

10 February: Four Novices Profess First Vows: Feast of Saint Scholastica - Brothers Seraphim, Faith, Efren, and Columba



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From the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena, Newcastle, Natal - this is an English congregation of sisters. I think a member of the Phamily may have entered this congregation a few years ago. The news below is from their mission in South Africa:

"March 8 at 11:09 AM ·

What a weekend it has been! We give thanks to God with great joy for the new vocations With which He has gifted us.

On Friday, Minh Ja, Ngan and Andiswa were received into the Pre-Novitiate. Early Saturday morning, Sister Sifundo was received into the Novitiate and clothed in the habit, and later four Sisters made their a first Profession: Sister Sphelele, Sister Nonhlanhla, Sister Maria Tam and Sister Maria Thuy.

We beg God’s blessing on each of our Sisters, that He May strengthen and guide them day by day in their journey to Him."

Another sister made final profession on 15 February.

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From the Dominican contemplative nuns in Ireland:

"January 13

We share with you some photos taken after Melanie our postulant received the habit on the Eve of Epiphany – she is now Sr Léonie Marie. She is pictured here with Sr Maria Breidge (our other novice) and some community sisters."

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From Newark Benedictine Abbey in Newark, NJ: 

Br. Simon Peter and Br. Asiel Maria to Make Solemn Vows Saturday March 21st

Mar 19 2020

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, The Solemnity of the Passing of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict, Br. Simon Peter Clayton, O.S.B. and Br. Asiel Maria Rodriguez, O.S.B. will profess Solemn Vows before Abbot Melvin Valvano, O.S.B. and the monastic community of the Benedictine Abbey of Newark.  In the midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic, the Liturgy will be closed to the public, but we invite you to join us in spiritual communion and via Live Stream of the Rite of Solemn Profession this Saturday at 10:30 AM from the Abbey Church. 

Rejoice with us as these young men say yes to God and make their life-long commitment to the monastic way of life here in the city of Newark!

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From Mount Angel Benedictine Abbey in Oregon: 

Mount Angel Abbey & Seminary

March 21 at 6:49 PM · 

Please join us in welcoming our five new brother postulants: Jason, Travis, Estevan, Horacio, and Valentin. According to our monastic tradition, these men were received into the postulancy in a simple ceremony on the eve of the Feast of the Transitus of St. Benedict. We praise God for his mercy and kindness, and for the courageous generosity of these men to answer God’s call joyfully even in this difficult time.


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From Saint Bernard Benedictine Abbey in Alabama:

"Saint Bernard Abbey added 27 new photos to the album: Simple Profession of Brother Andrew.

March 21 at 6:53 PM · 

Inside the abbey church, closed to the outside world in this time of Covid-19, our novice Brother Andrew professed his simple vows as a Benedictine monk of Saint Bernard Abbey, promising stability, conversion through a monastic life, and obedience, in the presence of his brother monks, joined by his parents and aunt."

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