Profession of Solemn Vows for Sr. Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus, OCD

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Asia, Director's Blog, South Korea

On Sept. 8, 2012, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we had the great fortune to witness the Solemn Profession of Vows by Sr. Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus at her Carmelite Convent in Boston.  The convent grounds were packed with people including over 200 members of the Korean Community. Bishop Robert Hennessey celebrated the Mass and received Sister’s vows while Reverend Kevin Culligan, OCD offered the homily.  The Caritas Choir of the Korean Catholic Community of Boston offered the Beautiful Music for the liturgy.

During the Mass, Sr. Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus stands and places her hands in those of the prioress and makes her profession to God.  The formula of profession follows:

I, Sister Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus,
desiring to live faithfully with the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ
with my sisters as witnesses,
into your hands,
Sister Bernadette Thérèse of the Cross,
vow to Almighty God forever
chastity, poverty and obedience
according to the Rule and Constitutions
of the Discalced Nuns
of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Carmel.
With my whole heart I give myself
to this religious institute restored by Saint Teresa,
to seek perfect charity
in the service of our Mother the Church,

 

by the grace of the Holy Spirit
and the help of the Mother of God
through constant prayer and evangelical self-denial,
and to give eternal glory to the Most Holy Trinity.

Below are some pictures from the reception:

God is With Us

Virgin Mary (Korean) image used for Sr. Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus’ program and prayer card. Artist Shim, Sunhwa Catherine

 

Sr. Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus, OCD

Sr. Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus, OCD

 

 

 

Sr. Agnes and Guests

Sr. Agnes Kyung-ee of Jesus with some guests

 

Statue of St. Therese in Convent Garden

Statue of St. Therese in Convent Garden

 

Fr. Dominic Jung, Fr. Kwang Lee, Seminarian Chris Bae, Seminarian Jiwan Yoon

Seminarian Chris Bae, Fr. Dominic Jung, Fr. Kwang Lee, Seminarian Jiwan Yoon

 

Sr. Juanita and Mother

Sr. Juanita, OCD and Mother

 

Fr Dominic and Guests

Fr Dominic and Guests

 

Statue of the Sacred Heart of the Boy Jesus

Statue of the Sacred Heart of the Boy Jesus in the Convent Courtyard

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