Sister Emily TeKolste professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience for the the first time as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. We are so blessed to have Sister Emily with us on this journey of living out love, mercy and justice in service of God’s people. Learn more about becoming a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The world needs us for this.
Sister Emily is all smiles as she waits for the liturgy to start
Sister Emily and her mom before the ceremony
Sister Emily greets Sister Barabara Doherty before the Mass
Sister Marsha Speth carried incense during the entrance procession
Sister Jody O’Neil carries in a banner and Sister Emily TeKolste follows during the entrance procession
Sister Emily listens to the readings at Mass
At the Mass
Sister Tracey Horan leads the psalm response
Oragami cranes decorate the church
General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski gives a reflection
Sister Emily Smiles while listening to Sister Dawn’s reflection
Sister Emily professes her vows for one year
Father Daniel Hopcus and Sisters Jenny Howard, Dawn Tomaszewski and Emily during the blessing of Sister Emily’s new SP cross
Sister Emily receives her SP cross from Sister Dawn
Sister Emily smiles at Sister Dawn after she receives her cross
Sister Emily signs her profession papers
All those in attendance applaud Sister Emily
The Congregation blesses Sister Emily
Sisters and friends gathered to serve as communion ministers
Sister Nancy Bartasavich plays the upright bass during the ceremony
Sister Emily with a baby guest.
Sister Emily is greeted by a sister after Mass.
Sister Emily shows off her new professed SP cross