Ave Maria! On the Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 28th, the first novices of the Franciscan Tertiaries of the Immaculate were received in the Sacred Heart Chapel in Bloomington Indiana. This was the first class of novices for the Marian Cenacle of Our Lady Coredemptrix Chapter of the MIM, which was established in 2008. Father Elias Mary received the fifteen novices after the morning Mass with the assistance of Father Joachim Mary Mudd and Sister Mary Magdalena (Donna Fogarty).
The fifteen novices are:
James F. Wade aka Brother Joseph Mary of the Child Jesus
Ruth Ann Wade aka Sister Mary Clare of the Holy Cross
Vicki Wathen aka Sister Mary Cecilia of the Holy Trinity
William Dunfee aka Brother David Mary Servant of Mother of Divine Mercy
Mary Ann Dunfee aka Sister Mary Juanita Servant of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Helen Collins aka Sister Mary Helen of the Immaculate Conception
Kathleen Stith aka Sister Mary Magdalene of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
Joan Chapman aka Sister Mary Luisa of the Divine Will
Thomas Fulnecky aka Brother Faustino Mary of the Mother of the Redeemer
Carole Williams aka Sister Mary Veronica of the Holy Face
Christine Rienecker aka Sister Mary Israel of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dan Varga aka Brother Anthony Mary of Our Lady of Sorrows
Suzanne Sullivan aka Sister Mary Susannah Joseph of Our Lady of Good Help
Juliana Nordhoff aka Sister Maria Rosa Mystica of Divine Mercy
Eleanor Smith aka Sister Mary Helena of the Holy Cross and Crucifixion
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Congratulations to all of our new Third Order Novitiates. Know that you will be in my prayers as you continue to grow in love and grace of Our Lord and Mother Mary.
I am so proud of you, especially fellow members of the first MIM class.
Thanks also for the hard work of Father Elias and Father Joachim in teaching, leading and strengthening our Marian values.
Love and God bless you always…..Carol Kelty
May the Lord give you all His Peace! What a wonderful blessing that has been bestowed on our order and for the church. I pray that all of the new novitiates will grow in their love for Mary and Jesus and be her instruments in this world. Great work Fr. Elias and Fr. Joachim+++