MERIDEN, CT (05-27-2018) Sister Mary Mercy Lee, former editor of the well-known Catholic Digest, professed her first vows of chastity, poverty and obedience during the Eucharistic liturgy on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018. Two years ago, Sister Mary Mercy, then Robyn Lee, resigned her position with the Catholic Digest and was received into the novitiate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. During novitiate she studied the theology of vows and learned how the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist live them in daily life as a corporate body.
Mother Miriam Seiferman, Mother General, received Sister Mary Mercy’s vows and affirmed Sister’s growth during her novitiate and her deepening understanding of Franciscan community life. Mother Miriam graciously and wholeheartedly welcomed Sister Mary Mercy as a professed Sister of the Community. Mother Barbara Johnson, Vicar General, presented Sister with the cross of nails, the official FSE symbol, and a new cincture with three knots representing the three vows, worn as a daily reminder as well as a public witness of the core of religious life.
In the past year, Sister Mary Mercy was a religion teacher at St. Paul High School, Bristol, Connecticut.