07 January 2009

Just about the Most Beautiful Picture You'll Ever See


Courtesy of Kansas Catholic, covering the recent profession and investiture ceremony of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles at Old St. Patrick Oratory.  The kind of photo to make a father proud...

8 comments:

JeanS said...

Wonderful community. Thanks for the picture and link. BTW they have a great CD
http://www.benedictinesofmary.org/page-echoesofephesuscd.html
to help raise funds to support their rapidly growing community of young women.

Anonymous said...

It was a gorgeous ceremony!!!!!!! WOW! I cannot even begin to describe how amazing it was. What a blessing we all have that these religious are praying for us! Their music is fantastic and our family loves listening to their CD.

Peklet Mom

Anonymous said...

And how much we need to pray for them!!! It seems that because they have dedicated their lives to God by giving all to Him, that they are more or less "set" to go. But Satan wants them especially, to fall and would find in them the greatest of successes. Let us continue to pray for them as spouses of Christ to keep steadfast and as a community, that they will always remain faithful.

Don't forget to be a part of founding this order by your financial support as well!!!! http://www.benedictinesofmary.org/page-donate.html Let's show the world that, in a time of economic distress, the Catholic faithful can still rally more than ever behind her communities. And this Benedictine order will bring about true hope for change.

Miss M

MP said...

I loved the photo recently of the nuns in their bridal gowns around the alter. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

If you only knew what this does to my heart!

Marian

cmziall said...

So, tell me more. . or can I look on their site. . .The women start out wearing a wedding dress and then one of the pictures on KS Catholic, it looked like the one woman had her hair chopped. Is this part of taking their vows?

What a beautiful site! I might be seeing this out of one of my daughters in the future!

Anonymous said...

There were four women wearing wedding dresses - they were postulants that were receiving their investiture in the Benedictine habit/order. They had their hair chopped by the Bishop and received the habit of the Benedictines with the white veil of the novice. Each has a new name and will now work toward the next step, which is...

The woman in THETIMMAN's picture made her first vows, which are to last for three years. She received the black veil and please God, should she persevere in this vocation, will make her final profession in 2012.

My hearty congratulations to KS Catholic for such spectacular pictures! What a photographer!

Miss M

flemdango said...

thetimman,

Is that last sentence a subtle hint to me? ;-)