The Day I Became a Sister of Mercy
May 9, 2017
By Sister Kristine ViolangoSaturday, April 22, marked the big day that I’ve been waiting for: I became a full-fledged Sister of Mercy after 11 years of formation and some intensive process and preparation.
In my hometown in Gingoog City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines, at Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish, together with sisters, family, relatives, friends and parishioners, I solemnly professed my perpetual vows with much joy and thanksgiving to God, despite the loss of my Aunt Nenen (my father’s older sister) who had passed away the day before. However, I felt her presence during the ceremony.
That was a twofold blessing: a blessing of surrender to God and a blessing of dedicating myself to God and community. I was trembling with joy when the Litany of the Saints was sung. I felt that all the angels and saints were there.
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