Some may remember watching a video, in the spring of 2010, in which a young Harvard grad named Mary Anne Marks — of Queens, New York — made an engaging and lively salutatory address in Latin at commencement.
Miss Marks, who turned out to be one of Deacon Greg’s parishioners, sat for an interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO before becoming a postulant with the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, trying her vocation in this fast-growing Dominican teaching order.
Harvard’s motto is Veritas, and the motto of the Dominican Order is also Veritas, so it seems sensible that, should she persevere in the life, Marks will henceforth and forever be known as Sr. Maria Veritas, who — along with 17 other young women — was clothed in the habit of the Order of Preachers on August 1, 2011.
The new novices are here pictured with the second-year novices, so it’s difficult to tell, but I believe Sr. Maria Veritas may be seen on the far right of the front row, second from the end, beside Sr. Evangeline, at the end.
Let us pray for these young sisters, and for all men and women of all ages who are discerning the working of the Holy Spirit in their lives, that their discernment may bring them to truth, and that they be graced with the courage to persevere in their callings, whatever they may be.
This is the season for clothings, professions and vows, so keep an eye out for my annual vocation round-up, which will probably be mid-month!
Related: It’s very different from the clothing of active sisters, such as the Sisters of Mary, but here a cloistered Dominican nun describes the meaning of the habit.
UPDATE: I have removed the link to the Sisters of Mary from the text, because the site seems to be bogging things down with a very slow load. If you want to check them out, see here.