August 2019 Abbey News

August 19, 2019

A First Profession of Vows: Sister Maria-Placida, OSB

On July 11th, the Solemnity of our Holy Father St. Benedict, our novice Sister Anna made her First Profession of monastic vows, becoming Sister Maria-Placida. Raised in Washington and Canada, Sister Maria-Placida is the fifth of nine children. It was a joyful occasion to have the majority of her family present at the ceremony. We are grateful to have one of St. Benedict's faithful disiples, St. Placid, as the patron of our newly professed Sister.


Sister Maria-Placida reads the First Mass Reading


Mother Maria-Michael looks on as Sister Maria-Placida signs her profession card