Blessng of our new devotional room

Fr. Paul De Bois blessing the new devotional room

Chanting the Litany to Our Lady

On 30 September after the 11:30 Mass, our Carmelite confessor, Fr. Paul De Bois, blessed our new devotional room at the entrance of the Troostbasilica. The Sisters led the chanting of the Litany to Our Lady while in procession from the inside chapel to this area followed our daily church goers. After praying the blessing, Father sprinkle the room with holy water then everyone laid down his/her votive candle. From this day on, the people can already pass through the basilica to the inside chapel for daily Mass, Rosary and the Divine Office.


First Profession of Vows of Sr. Marie Paul Thérèse

Sr. Marie Paul Therese of Jesus the Good Shepherd

On October 1, feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Sr. Marie Paul Therese, made her First Profession of Vows in the hands of our Reverend Mother Prioress, Mother Lutgardis, within the Mass presided by our Carmelite confessor, Fr. Paul De Bois.

Signing her profession document before giving to the presider, who in turn lays it on the altar.

prostrating on the ground while the community sings the Te Deum

Father hands her the Cross as a sign of her being abride of Christ

and a copy of our Rule and Contsitutions.

Everyone embraces the bride while we sing the Magnificat.

Sr. Luisa and Sr. Socoro accompanying with guitar and flute
the offertory song, "Shepherd of My Soul"

The bride receiving Holy Communion

Sr. Lugart accompanying Sr. Carmela with the cithar for the Communion song.

Community photo after the Mass

The community singing a song for the bride at recreation.

A treat to the bride

Opening her gifts

Her profession liturgy booklet