It's a little long in coming, but we do have a few scenes from Sr. Bernadette Marie's solemn profession, which took place on January 30! It was a beautiful Mass, celebrated by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland (our bishop of Tyler, TX) and concelebrated by a host of other priests, including Sr. Bernadette Marie's older brother, Fr. Joe Torres, OMI.
Sr. Bernadette Marie in chapel during the Mass
After the Mass, Sr. Bernadette Marie exchanged the kiss of peace with the community. Here she is hugging Sr. Marie Augustine
Mass was followed by a delicious meal in our refectory, then a visit with Sister's family and many of the clergy in the Gate Parlor.