|Jennifer Malneritch (left) and Kate Bozsik renew their temporary promises of consecration.|
An atmosphere of quiet, deep joy reigned as Mass began
with the entrance hymn “O God Beyond all Praising.”
an 8-day retreat with some of their classmates at Mater
Ecclesiae College in Greenville, Rhode Island July 3, 2014, Kate
Bozsik and Jennifer Malneritch made their renewal of temporary vows
of consecration within the Regnum Christi movement.
Nancy Nohrden, the territorial
director for the consecrated women, received their vows in a
simple and moving ceremony.
Fr. Anthony Sortino LC, who had preached
their spiritual retreat, celebrated the Mass. Concelebrating were Fr. John
Bartunek LC, Fr. Edward McIlmail LC, and Fr. Nikola Derpich
LC, and Fr. Roger Landry of the Diocese of Fall
Kate sang the psalm for the Mass, and in
his homily, Fr. Anthony encouraged the women to “keep on
singing” in response to the love of God.
He made reference
to St. Thomas the apostle, whose feast day it was,
mentioning the dichotomy that exists in life between love and
fear. He said Jesus allowed Thomas to touch and see
the wounded love of God and that touch left its
mark on him.
We join in prayer for Kate and Jennifer,
asking God that their lives give forth the fragrance of
holiness that will attract more people to Christ.
|Nancy Nohrden, the North American territorial director for the RC consecrated women, accepts the promises.|