Renewal of vows in Iceland

Dear Family,

I want to share with you just a few out of the many graces with which the Lord has blessed us, out here in the land of fire and ice and Vikings and glaciers and wind and snow…

Syngið og gleðjist þér meyjar Krists, hann er brúðgrumi yðar.

“Sing for joy virgins of Christ, for He is your spouse”.

On Saturday September 15th, by the grace of God, I renewed my vows for three years, in preparation for professing the vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and Marian slavery for all of eternity.

It was a feast just like every other feast in which I participated in the United States…but this time, in Stykkishólmur, Iceland!

What does it mean to prepare for the feast of renewal of vows in Stykkishólmur, Iceland?

 First you need a priest to celebrate the Holy Mass and three other sisters to be witnesses. Our IVE priests and sisters came from Hafnafjörður, the town that is next to our capital, Reykjavík . They joined us on Friday evening in order to celebrate the Exaltation of the Cross.


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