Monday, November 09, 2015

Sister Josephine - First Vows

This post was difficult to create, mainly because I wanted to post almost every picture I had taken from the day.  A few weeks ago our dear friend Sister Josephine took her First Vows in Chicago to become a nun  with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.  Now if you aren't familiar with this ceremony, it is a BIG DEAL - like a wedding.  There were so many family and friends and sisters there, and (I know this sounds a little cliche but I'm going to say it because it's true) it was a day filled with love and joy.  I have rarely seen a person more completely joyful and peaceful with what they have chosen to do with their lives than Sister Josephine.  It was a truly beautiful day, and I was so grateful to be a part of it.

Now, if you know Sister Josephine, I'm sure you've seen this face before.  I found it fitting that it was literally the first picture I took of her from the day.

 Sister Josephine had been living in Chicago for two years when we saw her.  Because I was there early, I got to see some of the interaction between her and the other sisters.  They really are like a family in the way they took care of her, fussing over her and making sure she was ready.

 I love this moment right before the ceremony starts.

 Look out, world.


kristinbednarz said...

These are fantastic, Emily! Such an inspiration, her story, your images! Much LOVE!

emily alexander said...

Thanks Kristin! She truly is. Miss you!