AUGUST 14, 2018 BEAVERTON, OREGON SISTERS OF ST. MARY OF OREGON
Sr. Alexa Weight joins Sr. Thanh Pham as a novice with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. Sr. Alexa took the white veil, and constitutions of the Sisters on August 14th as she progressed from candidate to novice on her 7 year journey to becoming a fully professed Sister of St. Mary of Oregon.
Sister Alexa and Sr. Thanh began their “canonical year” on August 15, 2018. The year will be filled with a balance of prayer, study and work. This special year, set aside, allows a novice to learn the rudiments of religious life under the guidance of a professed sister known as her “Formation Director. Sister Thuy Nguyen currently serves as the Formation Director for the novices.
BELOW: Proud Parents, Mr. & Mrs. Weight, await Alexa’s ceremony!
BELOW: Candidate Alexa Weight asks for the community of sisters to support and teach her in her quest to become a novice.
BELOW: Sr. Charlene Herinckx, Superior General of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, accepts Candidate Alexa’s request as Sr. Thuy prepares to present her with the white veil, a symbol of a novice.
BELOW: Candidate Alexa is now known as Sister Alexa as she receives the white veil, and constitutions of the community.
BELOW: Sr. Thanh Pham joyfully welcomes Sr. Alexa Weight to the ranks of Novice!
BELOW: The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are filled with joy at the sight of two novices!
BELOW: Sister Alexa’s parents and grandparents share in her joy on August 15, 2018 at the convent of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon in Beaverton.
BELOW: Mom and Dad joyfully congratulate Sr. Alexa on taking her next step in Religious life!
BELOW: Sr. Colleen Schmitt serves the ice cream cake at the reception for the family and Sisters!
BELOW: Mother, Daughter and Grandmother! Congratulations Sr. Alexa and family!