MERIDEN, CT (08-12-2018) – Sister Christianna Hamman, a native of Greenville, Michigan, professed vows of chastity, poverty and obedience for life at a festive Mass held in the Chapel of St. John, in Meriden, the motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, was the principal celebrant with nine priests and two deacons assisting.
Sister Christianna professed her vows into the hands of Mother Miriam Seiferman, Mother General, who welcomed her with joy as a permanent member of the Community. Sister Mary Elizabeth Endee and Sister Bernardone Rock were official witnesses. Following her profession of vows, Sister Christianna received blessings from Mother Miriam, Mother Barbara Johnson, Vicar General; Mother Shaun Vergauwen, Co-foundress; and Archbishop Blair.
Chris and Mary Hamman, parents of Sister Christianna, presented their daughter to the Community at the entrance procession. Sister’s siblings, Luke Hamman of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Micah Brown of Florida; Rebekah Hamman, Jesse Hamman and his wife, Grace, and Alec Magnuson, all of Michigan, were special guests. Several friends of Sister Christianna and the Hamman family traveled from Michigan for the occasion.
Sister Christianna will be missioned to the new Franciscan center in Burlington, Vermont, and will teach at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington. Sister’s professional expertise is in secondary education with specialties in math and Spanish.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair places a ring on Sister Christianna’s finger as a sign of Sister’s perpetual, spousal commitment to Christ and His Church.