Vow Renewal Day — December 8, 2012
"Love Inventive Unto Infinity: Reflection on the Vows"
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Sisters and Associates gathered together at Smith Hall in the College of Mount St. Vincent on December 8, 2012, our traditional Vow/Commitment Renewal Day. Opening prayer with music from Melodies of the Universe, by Jan Novotka, focused us in the "Ground of All Being."
Sister of St. Joseph of Peace, Sister Alexandra Kovats led us through the day reflecting on our insights and values, our human story, Christian story and Congregational story are part of a much larger, evolving ongoing Story of the Cosmos – the Universe. We reflected on the reality that the world is 13.7 billion years old and that when we look at things in a minute way-rather than expansively-we limit growth possibilities.
After a full day we celebrated liturgy in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception during which Sisters renewed their vows and Associates renewed their commitment. Music provided by the choir and musicians added to the joy and depth of the day.
The day was affirming, expansive and enriching. Many expressed a desire to bring to personal prayer, daily practice or small groups, ways to deepen the shift in perspective that comes when we view our personal story (or human, Christian, Congregation story) from the long view of our place in the Cosmos.
Sr. Elaine Owens, SC and Carol DeAngelo, SC