August 24, 2007

Oldenburg Franciscans celebrate sister’s final vows and welcome novice

Franciscan Sister Jannette Pruitt, a native of Bay St. Louis, Miss., professed her final vows with the congregation of the ­Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis during a Mass on Aug. 11 at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the grounds of the order’s motherhouse in Oldenburg.

Sister Jannette currently serves as pastoral associate at St. Rita Parish in Indianapolis.

Clare Teixeira, a native of Miami, Fla., was received as a novice in the congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis during a community prayer ­service on Aug. 10 at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

Novice Claire will live on the motherhouse campus. In September, she will begin the intercommunity formation ­program in Melbourne, Ky.

Joining other women and men in initial formation, she will spend the year continuing to learn about religious life. Time will also be devoted to the congregation’s history and the Franciscan way of life.

The novitiate, following a year as a postulant, is a two-year phase of formation and leads to temporary profession then to permanent commitment as an Oldenburg Franciscan.†

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