Limerick, Ireland – On the auspicious Feast of St. Aloysius, a deeply significant religious profession and reception ceremony unfolded at the chapel affiliated with the Convent Marie Reparatrice in Limerick. The ceremony marked a profound moment of devotion and commitment as three young women embarked on their spiritual journeys within the Catholic faith.
Miss J. Martin, hailing from the picturesque Flemington in County Meath, stood at the centre of this solemn occasion as she made a lifelong dedication to the service of God. In a profound act of faith, she embraced the religious life and adopted the name Sister St. Edwin. Miss Martin, the daughter of the late T. Martin, took this momentous step, exemplifying her unwavering commitment to a life of piety and devotion.
Joining her in this sacred ceremony, Miss Begley underwent a transformative experience as she received the religious habit and assumed the name of Sister Mary Monimea. Likewise, Miss Fox embarked on her spiritual journey by adopting the name Sister Mary of Mercy. These young women, through their actions, symbolized their deep faith and commitment to a life of service, compassion, and devotion.
The ceremony itself was conducted with great reverence and solemnity, led by the Most Reverend Dr O’Dwyer, the esteemed Bishop of Limerick. Accompanying him were the Reverend Father O’Reilly, Reverend Father Martin, Reverend Father Begley, and Reverend Father O’Driscoll, who played instrumental roles in guiding these young women on their spiritual paths.
Following the Mass and the profound rites of dedication, the attendees, including the bishop and clergy, were graciously hosted for a luncheon by the hospitable Reverend community. This gesture of warmth and hospitality served as a fitting conclusion to a day filled with deep spiritual significance and the celebration of faith.
The Feast of St. Aloysius will forever be etched in the memories of those present as a day when three individuals embarked on their spiritual journeys, reaffirming the enduring strength of faith and the importance of service and devotion in the hearts of the faithful in Limerick.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Saturday 29 June 1901