MERIDEN, CT (09-04-2016) – Sister Regina Cochran, FSE professed perpetual vows of chastity, poverty and obedience into the hands of Mother Shaun Vergauwen, Mother General, in the presence of a crowded chapel of clergy, lay faithful and her Community of Sisters and Brothers.

The festive Mass of Profession of Vows was celebrated by The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D., Archbishop of Hartford, with six priests as concelebrants and Reverend Ryan Lerner as master of ceremonies. Archbishop Blair presented the formal “Questions by the Church” to Sister Regina who expressed clearly her desire to make perpetual vows and to live a life of consecration as prescribed by the Church and the Institute of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. Following the profession of vows, the Archbishop placed a blessed ring on Sister’s finger as a sign of her spousal commitment to Christ and the Church.

Friends and family from her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and friends from Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York as well as Connecticut, rejoiced with Sister Regina on this milestone. For the past two years, Sister has been the vocation outreach ambassador for her Community, traveling to college campuses to share the good news of religious life as a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist.