On August 2, 2014, Sr. Susan Francis Graham, ASCJ, professed her vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience perpetually. Once an Apostle professes her vows for the first time, as Sr. Lauren Elizabeth Zak did on Saturday, the vows are renewed each year for at least five years before a Sister may make her perpetual profession. Please see this collection of photos taken during the Mass and the celebration that followed.
First Vows and Renewal of Vows
Posted August 3, 2014
On August 1, 2014, Sr. Lauren Elizabeth Zak, ASCJ, professed her vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience for the first time. During the same Mass, Sr. Carolyn Brown, Sr. Kathryn Press, Sr. Christine Marie Rattini, and Sr. Maria Sciaroni renewed their vows. Please view the photos taken during the Mass and the celebration that followed.
Sr. Bridget Esposito, ASCJ, died peacefully on July 31, 2014 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, CT. She was born in New Haven, CT on July 7, 1918, daughter of the late Gaetano and Concetta (Marino) Esposito. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus October 15, 1938 in New Haven, professed first vows on August 24, 1941 and perpetual vows on August 24, 1946.
We are Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, consecrated women of the Church. Impelled by the Spirit active in each of us and faithful to the charism of Clelia Merloni, we seek to make the compassionate Heart of Christ better known, loved, and served. We do this by personal and communal witness to the Gospel, commitment to growth in holiness, and ministry to the people of God.