On the feast of St. Bernard, at the Offertory of a Solemn High Mass celebrated by Fr. Bachmann of Clear Creek Abbey, our two senior novices made their First Profession of Vows and added their chosen titles to the religious name they received two years earlier (Sr. Marie Pascale of the Immolated Jesus and Sr. Jacinta of the Immaculate Heart of Mary). At the Communion of Mass, our six postulants came forward in bridal gowns to make the sacrifice of their hair. They were then clothed in the Benedictine habit by the Most Rev. Bishop James Van Johnston and received their religious names (Sr. Lucia, Sr. Helena, Sr. Maria Battista, Sr. Gabrielle Marie, Sr. Marie Madeleine and Sr. Francesca). It was a joyous day indeed!