Our destination on this trip was Baltic Connecticut. I blogged a bit about the area on another trip back in 2010 here. This time, we were coming to see our good friend, Elizabeth, take her final vows to become a Sister of Charity.
Elizabeth would become Sister Josephine and the convent was prepared to celebrate.
This was only a class of two but drew a good sized group of friends and family. In Elizabeth's case, she had to settle for friends since the U.S. Government wouldn't grant a travel visa to her sister in Burundi. I am sure most Americans have no idea how their freedom to visit foreign lands compares to that of people in much of the rest of the world.
Decorations and a program for the Catholic Mass surrounding the vows were prepared.
By noon on Saturday, Sister Helena and Sister Josephine had their rings and the Order had two new sisters.