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"Beloved, My Heart Is Yours": Sister Professes Perpetual Vows

August 21, 2015

Sister Claudia Cano (center) professes perpetual vows as a
Sister of Mercy with Sister Anne Curtis, Institute Leadership
Team member, and Sister Jane Hotstream, South Central
Community president.

Desiring to dedicate herself forever to the service of God’s people, Sister Claudia Cano professed perpetual vows as a Sister of Mercy on August 8 in her home parish in Raymondville, Texas. Family members, the parish community and sisters gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to share in the celebration. Bishop Daniel Flores presided over the liturgy. In his homily given in Spanish and English, Bishop Flores spoke of vowed life in terms of both the joy and the challenges. Joy filled the chapel as Sister Claudia professed her vows of chastity, poverty, obedience and service, and received her ring inscribed “Beloved, my heart is yours” as a sign of the covenant of love and faithfulness between Sister Claudia and God.

Feeling connected to the values of the Sisters of Mercy and after witnessing this first-hand through the actions and passion of another Sister of Mercy who repeatedly invited her to consider religious life, Sister Claudia entered the Sisters of Mercy in 2008. Presently she is a nursing student and ministers part-time at Healthy Moms & Babes that serves at-risk low-income women of child bearing age, their children and families in Cincinnati, Ohio.

To read more about Sister Claudia’s call to Mercy, read “Sister Claudia Cano: Her ‘yes’ to Mercy is definite,” December 9, 2013.

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