Sister Norma Poma Arpi, IHM

January 28, 2006

Sr. Norma Poma Arpi, IHM, made profession of temporary vows into the hands of Sr. Mary Persico at a Eucharistic Liturgy on Saturday, January 28, 2006. The liturgy and ceremony were celebrated in the chapel of San Felipe, in the prelature of Sicuani, Peru. The celebrant, Rev. Victor Ramos, was joined by five priests, Sr. Norma’s family members, many people from the surrounding area, religious from other congregations as well as the IHM Sisters, some of whom traveled to Peru for the occasion. 

Sr. Norma, of Arequipa, Peru, came to know the IHM Sisters through her association with the parish of San Felipe and her pastoral experience in working with the IHM Sisters there. She made her novitiate in Lima under the direction of Sr. Michael Marie Hartman. She participated in the coursework offered by the Conference of Religious of Peru.

Currently serving the people in the San Felipe community where the profession took place are Sisters Eileen Egan and Tomasa Fernandez. Serving in Lima, Peru, are Sisters Michael Marie Hartman, Norma Poma Arpi, Jeanne Marie Kearney and Dora Maria Vizcarra.

PedroPomaMamani-MariaArpiCari-Normas parents
Norma's parents: Pedro Poma Mamani
and Maria Arpi Cari
Norma and her family
Sisters Mary Persico and Norma
Sisters Mary and Norma
Sisters Rose Marie Mozzachio, Mary Persico,
Norma, and Mary Martha Gardiner
Sisters Norma, Mary Martha,
Rose Marie, and Mary

Pictured are some of the participants at the celebration of profession of vows of Sr. Norma in Sicuani, Peru, January 28. (Front L-R) Srs. Eileen Egan, Susan Hadzima, Michael Marie Hartman, Mary Jo Gallagher, Rachel Terry, Mary Persico, Luz Maria Cayazzo, and Denise Montagne. (Back L-R) Carmen Contreras, Sr. Rosemarie Mozzachio, Jesus Ramos Lalupu, Ysabel, Srs. Tomasa Fernandez, Norma Poma Arpi, and Mary Martha Gardiner.