PHOTO GALLERY: Newest agrégée joins Sisters of St. Joseph

August 2, 2009 by

As a part of a special Mass this morning (Sunday) in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Motherhouse in Concordia, Rosemary Foreman, left, made her vow as an Agrégée Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia. Seated with her is Sister Marcia Allen, the president of the congregation.

As a part of a special Mass this morning (Sunday) in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Motherhouse in Concordia, Rosemary Foreman, left, made her vow as an Agrégée Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia. Seated with her is Sister Marcia Allen, the president of the congregation.


Rosemary Foreman, left, and Sister Marcia Allen practice part of the ceremony at a rehearsal Saturday evening.

Rosemary Foreman, left, and Sister Marcia Allen practice part of the ceremony at a rehearsal Saturday evening.


As part of Saturdays rehearsal, Rosemary Foreman, foreground, and Sister Anna Marie Broxterman arrange decorations at the altar.

As part of Saturday's rehearsal, Rosemary Foreman, foreground, and Sister Anna Marie Broxterman arrange decorations at the altar.


Sister Jean Rosemarynoski, center, and Agrégée Sister Rosabel Flax, right, represent the whole congregation Saturday evening for a practice of the ceremony welcoming Rosemary Foreman to the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Jean Rosemarynoski, center, and Agrégée Sister Rosabel Flax, right, represent the whole congregation Saturday evening for a practice of the ceremony welcoming Rosemary Foreman to the Sisters of St. Joseph.


Sister Anna Marie Broxterman welcomes those attending this mornings special Mass at the Motherhouse.

Sister Anna Marie Broxterman welcomes those attending this morning's special Mass at the Motherhouse.

Sister Jean Rosemarynoski was one of the speakers at this mornings Mass.

Sister Jean Rosemarynoski was one of the speakers at this morning's Mass.


Father Jack Schlaf welcomes the congregation this morning.

Father Jack Schlaf welcomes the congregation this morning.

Rosemary Foreman's family and friends from Topeka, as well as Sisters of St. Joseph from throughout the region, took part in this morning's Mass.

Rosemary Foremans family and friends from Topeka, as well as Sisters of St. Joseph from throughout the region, took part in this mornings Mass.


Sister Beverly Carlin brings incense to the altar in preparation for the profession of Rosemary Foreman's vow.

Sister Beverly Carlin brings incense to the altar in preparation for Rosemary Foremans vow.

After inviting Rosemary and Sister Marcia Allen to the altar, Sister Beverly Carlin circles them with incense.

After inviting Rosemary and Sister Marcia Allen to the altar, Sister Beverly Carlin circles them with incense.

Rosemary Foreman, left and Sister Marcia Allen pour water from two pitchers to join together in a bowl, symbolizing the joining of a new sister with the Sisters of St. Joseph. The bowl used was one Rosemary's parents received as a wedding gift. Rosemary's pitcher was a gift she made while in high school for her mother.

Rosemary Foreman, left and Sister Marcia Allen pour water from two pitchers to join together in a bowl, symbolizing the joining of a new sister with the Sisters of St. Joseph. The bowl used was one Rosemarys parents received as a wedding gift. Rosemarys pitcher was a gift she made while in high school for her mother.

Sister Carolyn Teter reads from Ephesians 4:17 during the Mass this morning.

Sister Carolyn Teter reads from Ephesians 4:17 during the Mass this morning.

Father Jack Schlaf blesses the water that has been poured together by Rosemary Foreman, left, and Sister Marcia Allen.

Father Jack Schlaf blesses the water that has been poured together by Rosemary Foreman, left, and Sister Marcia Allen.


Sister Bette Moslander reads the Prayers of the Faithful during the Mass.

Sister Bette Moslander reads the Prayers of the Faithful during the Mass.

Sister Rosabel Flax, who was the first to join the congregation as an agrégée, reads from Exodus 16 this morning.

Sister Rosabel Flax, who was the first to join the congregation as an agrégée, reads from Exodus 16 this morning.

Sister Betty Suther was the soloist during this morning's Mass, accompanied by Sister Janis Wagner.

Sister Betty Suther was the soloist during this mornings Mass, accompanied by Sister Janis Wagner.

Sister Marcia Allen, right, presents the ring signifying her vow to Rosemary Foreman.

Sister Marcia Allen, right, presents the ring signifying her vow to Rosemary Foreman.

Rosemary Foreman reads her formal vow as an Agrégée Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia.

Rosemary Foreman reads her formal vow as an Agrégée Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia.

Now-Sister Rosemary Foreman signs her vow profession.

Now-Sister Rosemary Foreman signs her vow profession.

In very brief remarks, Sister Rosemary thanks the congregation and her family and friends for being a part of this morning's celebration.

In very brief remarks, Sister Rosemary thanks the congregation and her family and friends for being a part of this mornings celebration.

At the end of the vow profession, Sisters Marcia and Rosemary share on unscripted moment.

At the end of the vow profession, Sisters Marcia and Rosemary share on unscripted moment.


All the Sisters of St. Joseph — including even those sisters in the choir loft — face toward the center of the chapel to welcome their newest member.

All the Sisters of St. Joseph — including even those sisters in the choir loft — face toward the center of the chapel to welcome their newest member.

Sister Rosemary Foreman stands at the center as the Sisters of St. Joseph sing,

Sister Rosemary Foreman stands at the center as the Sisters of St. Joseph sing, We Are With You on the Journey.

Comments

13 Responses to “PHOTO GALLERY: Newest agrégée joins Sisters of St. Joseph”

  1. Imad Jundi on September 28th, 2009 4:56 am

    May God bless you and watch over you always. I feel proud to have known you Sister Rosemary.

  2. Sylvia Winterscheidt on September 7th, 2009 9:17 am

    Although I was present for the ceremony, these photos and captions gave me a chance to relive the day. Thanks, Sarah, for this great photo gallery. And, thanks, Rosemary, for strengthening my own commitment through yours. It was a great day!

  3. Faye Huelsmann on August 28th, 2009 7:13 am

    I loved the article and photos of Rosemary’s reception into the community. Wish I could have been there. I was glad to particpate through looking at the photos and article- almost like being there. Congratulations, Rosemary!
    S. Faye

  4. Diane Brin on August 25th, 2009 4:39 pm

    Congratulations Rosemary! Your celebraton touched the hearts of those in Rome. One of my Mercy colleagues sent this to me and said “be sure to look it is wonderful” …and it is. I felt a part of your special day. Thank you. Diane Brin

  5. Judy Stephens on August 6th, 2009 3:58 pm

    Ths photos and story capture the day! So wish I could have been there!

  6. Margaret Rourke on August 6th, 2009 3:21 pm

    What a beautiful celebration and an excellent portrayal of
    the events for some of us who couldn’t be present.
    You did so well in presenting the story which brought it to life.
    Thanks for all who helped make this happen.

  7. Jeanette Wasinger on August 5th, 2009 5:44 pm

    These pictures put me right in the spirit of the very special day with Rosemary and the Community, her family and friends. What a gift! Thank you for your “yes” Rosemary. I am dancing in joy!
    Jeanette

  8. marcia Allen on August 5th, 2009 3:53 pm

    Thanks, Sarah, for putting up the memories of this lovely day. Thank you, Rosemary, for your generous gift of self…together we continue the journey…and now we sing with gratitude!
    Marcia

  9. Lee and June Unrein on August 4th, 2009 3:23 pm

    Thank you Sister Jean Befort for advising us of CSP’s new website. We recognized you in one of the photo’s.

    We miss visiting the Motherhouse and our favorite aunt, Sister Anne Sauer.

    Love and Blessings,

    Lee and June

  10. Missy Ljungdahl on August 3rd, 2009 4:22 pm

    Wow, this is beautiful! Thanks, Sarah, for the great pictures and captions…you are terrific!!!!!!! Rosemary, we were with you in spirit all day. The ceremony looked lovely. Great job!

  11. Mary Palmer, CSJ on August 3rd, 2009 11:29 am

    Thank you for sharing this gallery of photos of Rosemary’s ceremony in Concordia. Congratulations on her as a new member.

  12. Loretta Jasper, CSJ on August 3rd, 2009 4:15 am

    What a lovely visual encapsulation of the celebration, which obviously was completed with “the greatest possible solemnity”.
    This is a wonderful way to begin my day and a new week, being across the miles as I am. I was with you the entire day.
    Congratulations to you, Rosemary; and to us!
    Loretta

  13. Anne M. Reinert on August 2nd, 2009 7:52 pm

    A very beautiful and touching ceremony, and Sarah these are very lovely pictures. S.Anne

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