Febuary 2, 2018

Chastity, poverty and obedience: relevant today?

For the past 156 years, February 2nd has been a day of commemoration in the Good Shepherd Congregation.

Although Marie-Josephte Fitzbach and her first companions founded the Good Shepherd Ministry in 1850, it was only on February 2, 1856 that they pronounced vows of religion for the first time.
In memory of that blessed day, the Good Shepherd Sisters on all continents renew their vows every year on February 2nd. Like their first Mothers, the sisters prepare for that day of joy by a special time of prayer and recollection.
In every house the professed sisters together renew their vows in chapel by saying: “In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, I confirm and renew, O Lord, the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience which I made to You in the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, according to the Constitutions and Rules of that Institute.”

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