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At a June 13, 2009 early-evening ceremony, the Franciscan feast of St. Anthony of Padua, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity witnessed the Rite of Initiation into Religious Life for Sister Pamela Catherine Peasel, OSF. (Read again about her August 2008 arrival to Manitowoc, WI.)
After presenting the new novice with her religious name, Sister Louise Hembrecht, Community Director, prayed this prayer:
Lord God, you gave us the desire to hear your call. Listen favorably to the prayers of your servant, Sister Pamela Catherine, as she asks to join our Community. Grant that our life in common may become a communion of love. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Sister Louise also prayed this blessing:
Sister Pamela Catherine, may the Lord of peace make you perfect and holy; and may you be kept safe and blameless, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has called you and He will not fail you. (1 Thes. 5:23)
Sister Natalie Binversie, OSF, was again entrusted with the responsiblity to ensure that the novices learn the primary essentials of Religious Life and to live out the evangelical counsels.
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