Thursday, 04 November 2010 14:52
Sr. Mary Faustina Bean gave her complete “yes” to Jesus by making her Perpetual Profession Saturday, Aug. 14, before a gathering of her Sisters, her family and friends at St. Joseph Parish in Wichita. The Most Reverend Michael O. Jackels, Bishop of Wichita, celebrated the Mass of Perpetual Profession and Solemn Consecration with several priests of the diocese concelebrating.
Throughout the Mass of Religious Profession, Sr. Mary Faustina and all those present were reminded that the profession of vows is a gift of one’s entire self to God, symbolized by the reception of the ring.
“One of the most striking moments for me came during the Litany of the Saints. All of Heaven was praying for me! What a moment!” Sr. Mary Faustina said. She then placed her hands in the hands of Mother Marie Bernadette and professed her perpetual vows. Sr. Mary Faustina also remarked on the power of the sign of two moments – the signing of her vows on the altar, and then the consecration of the gifts on that same altar, just as she was consecrated and set apart for the Lord.
“I spent six years studying about what that moment meant and more than six years praying whether God was asking it of me. What I’ll never forget is the great peace of soul that I had throughout the ceremony. Unworthy as I am for such a great vocation, He has chosen me and I know He will supply what I lack,” Sr. Mary Faustina said.
Sr. Mary Faustina Bean is the daughter of Kenny and Debby Bean, former parishioners of St. Patrick’s, Kingman and currently of St. Mark, St. Mark.