Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On this day, each year, we renew our religious vows. Since we pronounce our vows “until death” this is a devotional, not a canonical renewal, but it is always a special moment in the life of the community when we dedicate ourselves anew to the service of God and His Church.

We prepare the evening before with an extra period of prayer (instead of recreation) and a Service of Reconciliation combined with Compline. In the morning, after Mass, we go in procession to the Chapter room and, after listening to a reflection on the vows, each Sister renews her vows in the hands of the Prioress. This year, that included the two novices who have recently made first Profession.

Please pray for us as we strive to live faithfully and generously the vows we have made.