Monday, May 31, 2010
Solemn Profession of Sr Niamh Muireann Galvin OP
Today, May 31st, the feast of the Visitation, was a very special day for all Irish Dominicans and particularly for our Dominican nuns at Siena Monastery, Drogheda, County Louth. Today the nuns celebrated the solemn profession of one of their sisters, Sister Niamh Muireann OP (pictured above). By making solemn profession, Sr Niamh gives her life to God and the contemplative community of nuns in Drogheda until death.
The Mass, including the rite of profession, was a very moving celebration and a reminder to all of us who were there, and all others of the call of the Lord to us in our lives.
This is the formula of profession that Sr Niamh made today in the hands of the prioress of the monastery Sr Mairead Mullen OP: I, sister Niamh Muireann.....promise obedience to God, and to blessed Mary and to blessed Dominic, and to Fr Carlos Aspiroz Costa, Master of the Order of Friars Preachers and to you Sr Mairead Mullen, prioress of this monastery of Saint Catherine of Siena, Drogheda and to your successors, according to the rule of blessed Augustine and the Constitutions of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers, that I will be obedient to you and your successors, until death.
Irish Dominican Vocations wishes Sr Niamh every blessing on this day of her solemn profession. For more information on the Dominican nuns at Siena Convent, Drogheda see their website: http://www.dominicannuns.ie/