August 17, 2010
Religious Sister of Mercy makes profession of Perpetual Vows
The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma celebrated the newest perpetually professed member of their community in the presence of the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, and the Most Rev. Carl F. Mengeling, Bishop Emeritus of Lansing.
Sister Mary Christa Nutt, professed the order’s Perpetual Vows during a Mass on Monday at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw.
As part of the ceremonial rites Sister Mary Christa signed the vow formulary upon the altar and Bishop Cistone prayed the solemn prayer of consecration. Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, the order’s superior general placed a ring on Sister Mary Christa’s finger, saying:
Receive this ring, for you are betrothed to the eternal King; keep faith with your bridegroom so that you may come to the wedding feast of eternal joy.
Finally, Mother Mary Quentin affirmed Sister Mary Christa to the religious community, saying:
We confirm that you are now one with us as members of this Religious Institute of the Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, sharing all thing in common with us now and in the future. Be faithful to the service the Church entrusts to you to be carried out in her name.