It was February 12, 1955 that I happily made my Profession of Religious Vows - poverty, chastity and obedience. These years have gone by so quickly it is difficult to believe that it is that long ago! This year, 2015, I celebrated my Diamond Jubilee on a Saturday, February 14th. I like that day. For me, it was another way of celebrating God’s love in my life and thanking God for the precious gift of a being called to be an Adorer of the Precious Blood. Read More
Father Pierre Robitaille and his Group C from St. Peter's Seminary joined us for our 7:30 a.m. Mass. They also brought along Fr. Francis Zambon, a newly ordained priest from the Kingston Archdiocese whom we knew when he was a seminarian here in London and Father Patrick Woods, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie. After Mass we all gathered in our refectory for a simple breakfast and wonderful sharing. Among the seminarians was Jean Baptiste Nguyen from Vietnam. Our Vietnamese Sisters were thrilled to visit with him. Father Patrick Woods brought us greetings from North Bay where we had monastery for many years. Fr. Pat's mother is a long time friend of the Precious Blood Sisters. It was wonderful to have Fr. Francis preside at our Liturgy and to see him now as a full-fledged priest! Click for Photos
Monday, October 20th, 2014 dawned as a ‘twice- blessed’ Day for our Sisters! It was the 118th Anniversary of the Approbation of the Rule of our Institute: the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood. The day also brought us the great joy of the Entrance into Postulancy of "Lucia" (Lucia Hong Nhung Tran) from Viet Nam. Lucia has been with us at the Formation House since July 5, 2014, and was accepted in September to become the newest member our Congregation. Read More
Thanksgiving is a time when we are called first of all to give thanks to God. Each of us always has a thousand reasons to say “Thank you” to Him for all that He brings into our daily lives. This year, October 13, 2014 – Thanksgiving Day – was very special. On that day, Sister Maria Tran Bui renewed her Vows for three more years. This little ceremony took place in Hamilton Monastery. Father Hanh Tran con-celebrated Mass with Fr. Robert Dunn, the Monastery Chaplain. Fr. Tran brought the Vietnamese Choir from his parish to sing during Mass. Sister Tran was delighted to hear the praises of God sung in her own mother tongue. With great conviction Sister Tran expressed her desire to live the life of a Sister Adorer of the Precious Blood. She thanks God for bringing her here to Canada from faraway Vietnam and for all those who have made it possible for her to reach this day: her family, her friends, her community. We rejoice with her and praise and thank God for her religious vocation.
On Friday, October 3rd, 2014, we welcomed our newly professed Sister, Sr. Benedicta Carambas, as she pronounced her Vows to God as a member of our Religious Family. Sister Benedicta, born in the Philippines, came to us after a successful career as a professor in Physics in University of the Philippines Los Banos.
What a joy-filled day we experienced on Tuesday, May 13th as we welcomed our postulant,
Huong Nguyen, to enter the Novitiate! This new stage is a true milestone in her vocation as a Sister Adorer of the Precious Blood. Read More
Norita Espena entered our Postulancy Program. Norita comes to us from the Philippines and brings to us a loving caring spirit. She worked as a Teacher before finding her way to Canada. Read More
December 12th brought our first heavy snowfall of the season! It was also the arrival day of our newest member, Tu Uyen, from Vietnam! Tu Uyen had never seen snow before, nor had Kim who arrived last month, so it was quite an experience for them both.
Tu Uyen is a teacher, and from a family of teachers. She came to know about the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood through others, which is the way most young women become acquainted with us. Tu Uyen has been here in the Monastery for two weeks now, and is settling in very well. As with our other newer members, she takes part in the various aspects of our daily life, the daily Eucharist, community prayers, personal prayer, various works, recreation, etc. She is even learning to cross country ski in our quite large grounds at the back of the Monastery. As with all of us Sisters, Tu Uyen prays for all our people, wherever they are, especially those most in need.