Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Abbess installed at St. Mary Magdalene Convent

This year, the Convent St. Mary Magdalene in Catlett, Virginia, had a very special patronal feast. On Sunday, July 22/August 4, the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, Mother Irene was installed as the Abbess of the Convent. The joy of the feast was doubled by the fact that on the same day, novice Elizabeth was tonsured into the Holy and Angelic Schema as nun Raphaela.

Through the intercessions of St. Mary Magdalene, may our Savior grant strength to Abbess Irene and bless her sisterhood. Amen.

On the photo (left to right): Fr. James Bockman, Fr. Abbot Isaac, Fr. Rodion Laskowski, Abbes Irene, Mother Raphaela, Mother Evdokia.