The Dominican Nuns joyfully announce the vestition of their postulant, Sister Chelsea, on January 25, the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. In a simple ceremony marking the beginning of her canonical novitiate, Sister Chelsea received the holy habit of the Dominican Order, and her new religious name:
Sister Mary Rose of the Pure Heart, O.P.
(The “Rose” in her name is for Our Lady, Mystical Rose.)
Please keep Sister Mary Rose in your prayers as she sets out on this new stage of her Dominican vocation, that she may fulfill the words from the ceremony’s concluding prayer: “May you apply yourself assiduously to following our Holy Father St. Dominic so that you may be ready for the day of your espousals to Jesus Christ.”