August 22, 2016
On the feast of the Queenship of Mary, our Sr Karla Goncalves professed her first vows as a Cistercian Nun!
During the ceremony in the Chapter Room, Sr Karla made a petition before being invited to make her vows. She spoke of her parents' deep and self-sacrificing love for one another, and how this inspired in her a desire to experience such a relationship. "I am madly in love!" she said, three times in all, as she expressed with great passion and conviction her desire to commit herself to Christ though the Cistercian life in this community.
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