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Daughters of St. Paul Final Profession 2015 Sr. Emi Magnificat Bratt, FSP

On Saturday June 27, 2015, Sr. Emi Magnificat Bratt, FSP professed her final vows in the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul in the Sister’s convent in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Sr. Emi Magnificat Bratt making her final profession of vows

Sr. Emi Magnificat Bratt making her final profession of vows

 

In a recent reflection about her profession, Sr. Emi stated, “As I reflect on the journey of our Congregation in these 100 years and of my own journey that brings me to this moment of perpetual profession, I recognize that both journeys are stories of how God has loved us, worked in and among us, and brought life to our Congregation and my own vocation. It is a story of Magnificat, of praise for the great things that God has worked in my life and in our Congregation. It is also a story of Miserere, of sorrow for our sins, weakness and lack of trust and correspondence to God’s grace.”

She continued on, “Fourteen years after my first encounter with Alberione’s “night of light” and one hundred years after Mother Thecla gave her own first “yes” to collaborate with Alberione, I am now preparing for my perpetual profession. My own “yes” places me in profound communion with the Lord who, through my perpetual profession, consecrates my life to himself forever. It also puts my little “yes,” like that of leaven in the dough, in communion with the “yeses of all the Daughters of St. Paul in these 100 years. These “yeses, lived out in ordinariness and sometimes in darkness, suffering, weakness and uncertainty, testify to God’s faithfulness and the joy of belonging to him forever. Each “yes” contributes to the rich story that has brought us to this moment of celebrating our Centenary year.”

For Sr. Emi Magnificat’s full reflection click here

The main celebrant and homilist of the Mass was Fr. Bill Kelly

Fr. Bill Kelly, Mass Celebrant and Homilist

Fr. Bill Kelly, Mass Celebrant and Homilist

The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Robert Hospodar, Fr. Robert McMillan, Fr. Tom Bouton, Fr. Michael Goonan, SSP and Fr. Michael Harrington.

Mass Concelebrants

Mass Concelebrants

Witnesses of Sr. Emi’s Profession were Sr. Mary Leonora Wilson, FSP, Sr. Carmen Christi Pompei, FSP and Sr. Donna William Giamo, FSP.

Sr. Mary Leonora Wilson

Sr. Mary Leonora Wilson

Sr. Carmen Christi Pompei

Sr. Carmen Christi Pompei

Sr. Donna William Giamo

Sr. Donna William Giamo

Sr. Emi’s profession came during the year when her congregation is celebrating its Centenary. One years ago the Daughters of St. Paul were founded by Blessed James Alberione in collaboration with Mother Thecla Merlo, the first Daughter of St. Paul.

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Sr. Emi’s profession also came during the year when her parents were celebrating their 40th Anniversary of Marriage.

Sr. Emi and her parents

Sr. Emi and her parents

 

For more pictures and a slideshow of Sr. Emi’s profession Click here

 

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