After three years living with Marist Sister in the Philippines Nguyen Thi Hai, originally from Vietnam, requested to take the next stage in the journey to becoming a Marist Sister.
Hai was received as a novice in the Congregation of Mary on the feast of St Peter Chanel, 28th April 2023. The reception ceremony took place in the Marist Sisters’ chapel in Mt Albert, New Zealand.
The novitiate is a special time of prayer and discernment so that the novice comes to know Christ and Mary more deeply. She learns more about the Marist way of life and prepares to commit herself to Christ in Marist Profession. We accompany Hai with our prayers so that she can deepen the call to follow Christ as a Marist Sister.
To view a clip of segments of the reception ceremony click here.
Marist Sisters in Australia recently celebrated the jubilees of Sr Margaret Cummins (70years) and Sr Fidelis McTeigue (50years). During the Mass, celebrated by Kevin Bates sm in the Marist Sisters’ College chapel in Woolwich, Margaret and Fidelis renewed their vows and received a Papal Blessing.
Afternoon tea was served at Marian House and the celebrations continued in the community room with a sing-along and the signing of a 50th anniversary banner made for Fidelis by her family in Ireland to mark this memorable occasion.
Earlier this year Sr Doreen McOscar had celebrated her 75th jubilee more quietly.
There was great rejoicing in the Philippines on 8th September 2008 when Arlene and Edna from the Philippines and Florence from Papua New Guinea made their First Profession as Marist Sisters. This was the first time a profession ceremony for the Marist Sisters had taken place in the Philippines. Arlene and Edna are now ministering in Davao while Florence has been missioned to Fiji.We rejoice with Arlen, Edna and Florence and assure them of our prayerful support as they begin the next stage of their Marist journey.