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Retreat to prepare for First Profession of Vows

Submitted by: regina
On: 10/01/2010


File Photo. From left to right, Sr. Imelda, Victoria, Lila of Indonesia and Sr. Teresita FigueroaSr. Teresita “Tess” Figueroa RGS, juniorate directress of the Philippine Province, facilitates a retreat in South Korea for two novices preparing for their First Profession of Vows.

Novices Sr. Mary  Victoria Au and Sr. Mary Imelda Li from Hong Kong are in South Korea for their second year novitiate. During their canonical year or first year of novitiate, 2007-2008, the two sisters were in the Philippines for formation with Sr. Tess, who, at the time, was novice directress. Sr. Tess has been invited by Sr. Johanna Maria Yong, province leader, and Sr. Melania Jung, novice directress, of Northeast Asia, to facilitate  the retreat this January.

The ceremonies for the  First Profession of Vows of Srs. Mary Victoria and Sr. Mary Imelda will be held on January 13 at 2 p.m. in Chunchun City in South Korea.

It will be recalled that Hong Kong used to be part of the District of China. The restructuring in the congregation and the consultation with the sisters resulted in the creation of  the Province of Northeast Asia composed of the communities in Hongkong, Macau, Taiwan and South Korea. South Korea used to belong to the Province of East Asia which is now composed of the countries of Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia. (RK)