Welcoming Emma to Candidacy
On Saturday February 3, around fifty Sisters gathered in the Mercy Centre chapel at Ballarat for Emma Llewellyn Entrance to Candidacy Ritual.
Berenice Kerr RSM, Community Leader South B, welcomed all present on this joyful occasion.
During the ritual Emma received a small cross from Institute Leader Eveline Crotty RSM.
Liz Dowling RSM, who will be Emma’s companion in community, gave her the keys to their home and Kathy Ryan RSM, who will be Co-ordinator of the Candidacy program, presented Emma with the Constitutions of the Institute.
Emma, who was joined by members of her family at the ritual, gave a lovely reflection on the Gospel reading she had chosen and Kerry Thomas RSM who has been her mentor during her Enquiry Stage for two years read the Prayers of the Faithful.
The ritual was followed by a traditional Mercy cup of tea.
Messages to: Joan Doyle RSM, Director of Initial Formation