February 26, 2003

The Day I was Received...

Today (February 26th, 2003), is the day, I, Christina Whale, was Received into the Secular Carmelite Order... Father Paul T. Kamide was the Celebrant; George Messinger was the Deacon; Rhea Gravel was the President; & Dorris Jarvis was the Formation Director... It was a Beautiful Day in Sunny - Port Orange, Florida. After The Introductory Rites; The Gathering Hymn "We Gather Together"; & The Liturgy of the Word... The 2 Novices went forward & were professed... Then the 3 of us Candidates went forward to be received into the Carmelite Order...
Gloria Abad, OCDS

Julio Betancourt, O. Carm

Edith Bott, O Carm.

Rita Durkin, O Carm.

Christina Whale, OCDS
(That's Me!)
Profession (2) Reception (3)
Father Paul Kamide at Epiphany Catholic Church
Port Orange, FL
Even the Choir sang for us!
Here I am (After & Before) & again with my hubby...
We all went to Denny's afterwards...

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