The Sister’s First Profession is made for three years. Broadened study continues, and may be more specialized according to her needs and interests. As this time draws to a close, she discerns, in consultation with her formator and community, whether to renew her vows for one year or make her Solemn Profession (until death).
In this final stage, the Sister becomes a full-fledged, permanent member of our worldwide Carmelite family. Rather than “till death do we part,” this is till death when we meet our Beloved face to Face. Our love is blissfully experienced beyond imaging, and it is set to work with new power for the good of God’s children on earth until the end of time.
“We could say much more and still fall short;
Let the last word be: His is all in all!”