Sister of Charity professes perpetual vows
Friday, November 5, 2010
ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Victoria Trinitas Anyanwu professed perpetual vows on Oct. 23 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Motherhouse.
|Sister Barbara Hagedorn, left, and Sister Victoria Anyanu. (Courtesy photo)|
With family and friends present, Sister Victoria vowed, “I freely commit myself for life to the services of God and God’s people as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati….I ask for the continuing grace of God and the support of my sisters and brothers that I may remain faithful to the commitment I freely make today.”
Sister Barbara Hagedorn, president of the congregation, accepted the vows. The Mass celebrant, Father John Amankwah, blessed the ring Sister Victoria will wear as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.
Sister Victoria’s nephew, niece and sister-in-law were in attendance. “Even though the rest of my family members are in Nigeria, Italy and Cameroon, they are all present here in spirit and are celebrating with me today wherever they are now,” she said. “I am blessed with a wonderful family; they have been a precious gift to me. They gave me the unique insights into the essence of love, compassion and joy.”
Sister Victoria is a native of Ihitte, Nigeria. She traveled to the United States in 1995, entering the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati community in 2000. She became a U.S. citizen in 2004 and works as a patient care assistant at University Hospital, Cincinnati.