Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The profession ceremony 发愿典礼
Priests, Religious and well wishers streaming into the monastery as time approaching. The rain started early in the morning stopped!
I met some of Sr. Marie's former classmates and uni-mates from Malaysia and Singapore. Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese Fr. who is studying Mandarin in Taiwan and seminarian Augustine Lee who is pursuing Theology study at Fu Ren University were also present.
I also met few of my fellow legionaries from Taipei came for the ceremony.
His Grace, "the humorous" Archbishop Hong, with about 15 priests and 2 Deacons, celebrated the Mass and the profession ceremony. His jokes and lively sermon made the otherwise solemn proceedings filled with love, joy and laughter.
After the profession and robing, Sr. Marie received a bouquet of flowers from her mother. His Grace Archbishop, as the head shepherd of the Taipei Archdiocese, also thanks Sr. Marie's mother and family for their great sacrifice and offering of a daughter to the vineyard of God. (More pictures on Facebook)