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Sister of Charity professes final vows

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Friday, October 23, 2009

ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Alice Ann O’Neill professed final vows during a special liturgy Oct. 10 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati motherhouse.

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Sister Alice Ann O’Neill, right, pictured with Sister Barbara Hagedorn, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, professed her final vows in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati motherhouse Oct. 10. (Courtesy photo)

In the presence of Sisters, associates, family members and friends, Sister Alice Ann vowed “to live in the spirit of charity, humility and simplicity,” committing herself “for life to the service of God’s people as a member of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.”

“I am very happy to profess my permanent commitment to God and to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in service of God’s people,” Sister Alice Ann said. “I am humbled to be a part of this Charity community whose legacy has continued over the past 200 years, and I will help to continue its ministries into the future.”

“Elizabeth Ann Seton inspired my vocation to religious life,” she continued. “Over these years in the formation process, it has been my life with God and these Sisters of Charity which has strengthened my faith and led me to make this life commitment. I hope to love God and others through the ‘grace of the moment’ each day of my religious life.”

A New Brunswick, Canada, native, Sister Alice Ann currently teaches cello, chamber music and string pedagogy in the music departments at the University of Dayton and the College of Mount St. Joseph. She also has a Suzuki cello studio at Mount St. Joseph.

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