There was great excitement for Marist Sisters in the Philippines in the Philippines on 2nd February as two Fijian novices made their First Profession as Marist Sisters. It was truly a beautiful ceremony. Srs Stephanie and Titilia were so purposeful and happy in offering themselves. The singing was led by our own Sisters while three Marist Fathers students played the instruments. Fr. Alik smi was the presider. Fr. Larry sm sang the Gospel (Annunciation) and delivered a powerful homily. The theme chosen by the newly professed conveyed clearly where the hearts of Titi and Steph were. This was illustrated in a poster on the wall – “Not my will but thine be done” beside the picture of Jesus, “Let it be done unto me according to your word” beside the picture of Mary, a picture of their own hands was in between. Sr Stephanie’s mother, aunt and family friend had travelled from Fiji for the ceremony. Back in Taveuni, Fiji Sr Titilia’s family celebrated mass at the same time as the profession ceremony was taking place in the Philippines. Click here for more photos.