3 Franciscan Missionaries take professional religious vows
Three Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) Sisters of Ghana-Liberia Province took their professional (final) religious vows at the Holy Cross Catholic Church at Chogo near Tamale in the Catholic Archdiocese of Tamale, in the Northern Region.
The Perpetual Profession allowed the Rev. Sisters to commit themselves permanently to the service of God.
The Superior of the FMM Sisters for Ghana-Liberia Province, Rev. Sr. Sabastina Bekyane received the candidates from their parents and presented Sisters Cynthia Sauri, Justina Ampah and Monica Laguo to the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale, Most Rev. Philip Naameh to profess their vows.
The three FMM Sisters took the vow of poverty to embrace the Poor Christ, the vow of Chastity to embrace the chaste Christ and the vow of Obedience to follow the obedient Christ.
Rev. Sr. Bekyane presented rings and Missionary Crucifixes to the newly professed sisters saying; “we desire to stand by you throughout your life remembering that our loving support will be necessary in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in moments of weakness as to reach perfect fulfillment in Christ”.
Most Rev. Philip Naameh, who is also the President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, challenged the new sisters to live a prayerful life because they have chosen to live a life that was to sanctify the church in their lives.
According to him, Mother Mary was always around them to turn things round in their favour like the first miracle at Cana, where Mother Mary’s request to the son turned water into the wine to the surprise of the guests.
The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference said the “devil would like to move with you and persuade you that you did was a lie and so change your mind and listen to it and this would be the time to turn to Mother Mary who was always ready to come to your aid.”
Archbishop Naameh said “Christians could live and bear fruits if only we continued to live and stick to Christ by giving our whole lives to Him.”
FROM PETER GBAMBILA, CHOGO