Sister Amaris professes the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience in the presence of witnesses Sister Sophia Peters and Sister Maria Sena (far right). Brother Leo Maneri, FBE assisted with the microphone.
The newly professed Sister Amaris receives the blessing of St. Francis in song from the Community.
MERIDEN, CT (11-25-2018) On the Solemnity of Christ the King, Sister Amaris Salata professed her first vows into the hands of Mother Miriam Seiferman, FSE, Mother General. Sister Amaris has been a novice for the past two years at the John Lateran House of Formation. Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and through her college years, Sister Amaris was a participant in pro-life activities. She is now the Assistant Program Coordinator for Pro-Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of Hartford. Sister Amaris has had an active career as a certified public accountant and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.
In professing the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience for three years, Sister Amaris commits to community living according to the Constitution of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. To symbolize this commitment, Sister Amaris received a cincture with three knots, representing the vows. She also received the insignia of the Community, a medal made of square nails in the form of a cross held by a circular wire, signifying the vertical and horizontal dimensions of Community life, prayer and apostolic outreach, held by the Eucharist as the center of religious life.
The Community sang the blessing of St. Francis to conclude the vow ceremony held during the Mass.