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Sister Elizabeth DeMerchant Professes Final Vows

On April 15, we celebrated Sister Elizabeth Ann DeMerchant, IHM, who made her life-long commitment as a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. LEGO creations by Sister Elizabeth, her students, and her friends enhanced the ambiance in the chapel and the conference center. During a public ceremony, in the presence of more than 150 Sisters, students, family members and friends, in the context of a special liturgy of religious profession, Sister Elizabeth professed: “In personal response to the promise of the living God, and guided by the Holy Spirit, I, Sister Elizabeth Ann DeMerchant, vow chastity, poverty and obedience for the rest of my life according to the Constitutions of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In the hope of a deeper relationship with Christ, and with others in Christ, I promise to bear witness to the reign of God, both present and to come, by living in the spirit of these vows and by manifesting true devotion to Mary the Mother of God.” Sister Kathryn Clauss, President of the IHM Sisters, accepted Sister Elizabeth’s vows and received her as an IHM Sister for the rest of her life. Thank you, Sister Elizabeth, for your “yes” to God, to the Church, and to us, your IHM Sisters. Sister Elizabeth serves as a teacher at All Saints Academy in Scranton, PA. View the perpetual vow ceremony and liturgy at:

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