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Sister Maria Teresa Muhuhu professes perpetual vows in Jamaica

June 25, 2018

Sister Maria Teresa Muhuhu with Sister Mary Rose Bumpus (center) and Sister Anne Marie Miller (right)Sister Maria Teresa Muhuhu professed her perpetual vows in a ceremony at Christ the King Chapel on the Alpha campus in Kingston, Jamaica, on June 16. Pictured with her are Sister Mary Rose Bumpus of the South Central Community Leadership Team (center) and Sister Anne Marie Miller of the Institute Leadership Team (right).

Father Thomas Dynetius, Maria Teresa’s spiritual director, celebrated the Mass. Sister Maria Teresa chose readings based on her motto, “You did it to me,” from Matthew 25:40. Of her motto, she said, “These are the words that govern my heart.”

Sisters of Mercy from across the Institute were in attendance, including several new members; members of the South Central Community, including Sisters Mary Rose Bumpus and Linda Falquette of the Community Leadership Team. Friends from other religious congregations also joined the celebration. The Brothers of the Poor provided the music for the ceremony, including a lively version of Catherine’s Suscipe. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a celebratory reception.

The ceremony culminated Sister Maria Teresa’s three-year process of transferring from the Missionaries of Charity during which she lived and ministered with the Mercy community in Kingston. A native of Kenya, Sister Maria Teresa said she was attracted to the Sisters of Mercy because of their commitment to “empowering women and children, having the courage to speak on issues of justice and human rights and standing against systems that oppress humanity.”

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