Saturday, June 30, 2007

Vow day!

Today's our own feast of St. Paul, traditionally the day novices make their first vows (and get a new name). So a big Pauline welcome to three newly professed Daughters of St. Paul! (No pictures yet....)

4 comments:

RAnn said...

Sister, when you get a new name, do you change it legally?

Soutenus said...

I send out a big welcome with you to the three newly professed Daughters of St. Paul!

On another note: Sr. Anne, my son and I were perusing your blog and he noticed the scrolling message at the bottom.

....It is time to look at Jesus....

HOW DID YOU DO THAT? I want to do the same thing and so does Pablo, my son!
Blessings!

deanna said...

I am not Sister Anne, but I do not think the name change is a legal one, but for use in the community and so forth. Official documents, driver's license for example stay in the sister's given name. I know some Domican Sisters and this is the case with them.

xaipe said...

Deanna is right, at least as far as my community goes: the "new name" is our religious name, but we retain our legal name for civil matters. However, since sometimes documents end up with my religious name on them, many of us have an "AKA" added to our passport, so that we have some kind of official documenting of the religious name. That is why my passport renewal is (still) delayed...