Today is also our Sister Jean Mary’s Diamond Jubilee of Profession! We give thanks for her years of faithful service, and pray for her.

Here is part of the Solemn Prayer of Consecration of a Sister, which is prayed at Life Profession: ‘May she find all in you, whom she seeks to love above all. May she hold fast to what she has professed, and be counted among those wise virgins who wait for the bridegroom with lamps ready and trimmed, and go in with him to the marriage feast’. This Solemn Prayer is prayed again at the Jubilee Mass, along with the Suscipe, which is sung by us all.

May God bless you in your own pilgrimage of faith and, as St Benedict wrote, ‘May He bring us all alike to life everlasting’.