October 18, 2017

University President John Garvey published commentary in Catholic News Service on making and renewing vows.

... Last week a friend invited my wife and me to join her in celebrating the 50th anniversary of her perpetual vows. It was a simple but moving ceremony. There was a Mass with guests and members of her religious community. At the offertory she renewed her vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and hospitality. I found my mind wandering back to 1967 when she first made them. The world around us was in ferment. Amid that turmoil, our friend had set her life on a path that led straight from that day to this. ...

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