Renewal of Vows - New Bedford

By Natalie Salameh

Sister Therese Maria Touma renewed her vows on Monday, December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at the Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Purgatory Church, New Bedford.

This was a beautiful way for our congregation to enter into the Year of Consecrated Life, called for by Pope Francis (begun Sunday, November 30).  In his recent letter to consecrated men and women, Pope Francis said that the beauty of consecration is “joy, joythe joy of bringing God’s consolation to all.”

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, celebrating the Blessed Virgin’s conception without the original sin, is also a special feast for the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light. We are called, just like Mary, to “incarnate the Good News” as stated by Pope Francis, and to allow Christ the Light to penetrate the darkness of our world.

We ask you all, especially during this Year of Consecrated Life, to pray for vocations to our mission.