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First Vows, Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila, Italy

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We give thanks to God for the many benefits received this past week, especially for the profession of temporary vows of Maria dell’Immacolata Concezione, Maria dell’Annunciazione, Maria Drita e Martirëve, Maria Fonte di Dolcezza, Maria Maica Iubirii Frumoase, Maria Matka Miłosierdzia, Maria Serva Purissima, and Maria Vergine Fedele.

We are grateful to God that eight sisters were able to make vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and a fourth vow of consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary according to the method of a St. Louis Marie Grignion de Monfort. The sisters made their vows during the Mass, celebrated by Father Carlos Walker, General Superior of the Institute of the Incarnate Word.

We commend their sanctification and perseverance to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary; may she guide them to her Son.