|Sr. Maria-Gertrude and Sr. Lioba with their|
profession candles, after they made their
As Mary kept vigil with her Son throughout His life, so I must tell you, she will keep vigil with you in your lives. She was a witness to the Cross and the Resurrection and she is also a witness to the truth of the words, “I am with you always.” He will never, ever be unfaithful, for He is faithfulness itself. And as the apostles were called to be witnesses of the Resurrection, so too are we to be the witnesses of the Resurrection in one another.
Let each of us today, carry one another in faith. And, sisters, just as we witness today your solemn profession, so too will we witness the day in which your last 'Amen' is spoken and your Spouse says, “Come my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one.” Whether we’re in heaven or on earth, we will witness that day with you. In one way or another, we will embrace you in Christ; and that embrace begins today. So we rejoice with you. I pray very sincerely that this day is the beginning and will never end. You are forever the Spouse of Christ.