On Low Sunday, April 11, 2021 His Excellency Bishop Fellay officiated the ceremony of taking of habit and religious profession of the Sisters of the Society St. Pius X. During the beautiful Pontifical High Mass, five young ladies received the religious habit, one Sister made her first vows, and another had the immense joy to make her perpetual profession, followed by the renewal of vows of numerous Sisters. On this great day of joy and family reunion which brought together all the Society Sisters from their four American convents, the Sisters were honored by the presence of Fr. Le Roux, Fr. Emily, Fr. Ward, Fr. Goldade, Fr. Robinson and Fr. Rutledge, as well as 75 young ladies from St. Mary’s, Oregon, Idaho, and Kentucky.
During his sermon, Bishop Fellay filled his listeners with gratitude for the work of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in founding the Society Sisters, to whom he had transmitted the religious life and the treasure of the Faith, with a spirit entirely devoted to Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Sacrifice, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and His Mother, Our Lady of Compassion. His Excellency thanked Divine Providence for protecting this little religious family amidst the current crisis comparing it to the hidden work of the heart, an unseen source of strength, which must beat regularly, and faithfully in the Mystical Body of Christ, the Catholic Church. His Excellency then invited the young ladies present at the ceremony to consider whether God may be calling them to this religious family in the service of our priests and to help save souls.
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Society currently has 212 Sisters residing in ten countries. After forty-five years, this little family has grown, but alas, the number is still too few for the immense field of harvest. May God grant us many holy religious vocations!
~ by the Sisters of Assumption Chapel, St. Marys, KS