Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sister Maria Regina Immaculata

My dear college friend Karen finished her postulancy with the Sisters of Life in the Bronx, and received her veil and the name Sister Maria Regina Immaculata this past weekend! This next year is her novice year, where she will be discerning, studying and praying more deeply.

Karen!! I mean, Sister Maria Regina Immaculata
A beautiful family and witness for Christ's love!
I wrote about Karen late last year at TIC in a post called "They're Not Going to Catch Us. We're on a Mission from God."

Please pray for her, the Sisters of Life, the Dominican priests and novitiates at St. Gertrude's, the Franciscan Desert Nuns, all those discerning the religious life, and all those who serve God and his people in it. Pray for the holy Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, all the leaders in the Church, all the lay people in the Church, Christendom, for a continued healing of the Schism, and for those who do not believe, so that all may be one in our Lord Christ Jesus.

This morning's psalm is Psalm 8:

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth! 
Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted 
by the mouth of babes and infants, 
thou hast founded a bulwark because of thy foes, 
to still the enemy and the avenger. 
When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, 
the moon and the stars which thou hast established; 
what is man that thou art mindful of him, 
and the son of man that thou dost care for him? 
Yet thou hast made him little less than God, 
and dost crown him with glory and honor. 
Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands; 
thou hast put all things under his feet, 
all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, 
whatever passes along the paths of the sea. 
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!

Let us all pray for the same purpose and have an equal discernment to those who serve the Church as consecrated religious, so that we might help sanctify the world through the work of our hands, a mere leaf on God's vine.


  1. She's beautiful and so is that name. Wow! Amen to those prayers too!

  2. Ditto to Stacy's comment! What a wonderful(-looking) family!

  3. Congrats! Prayers from this end and the monastery for all that are earnestly seeking the grace and direction of God's call for their lives....

    In peace, prayers,

  4. Yay! My godmother who is in fact younger than I! She looks so joyful!

  5. I JUST saw this! I'm sorry it took me so long to find it, but thank you so much for sharing, especially with pictures! She's radiant, as any "Maria Regina Immaculata" should be ;)