Thursday, 16 th July, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, six novices made their first vows in the chapel of our Generalate in Rome.

Atiqa, Anum, and Raheela (from Pakistan), Michela and Giulia (from Italy) and Mira (from Lebanon) made their first vows on Thursday 16 th July in the chapel dedicated to Saint Vincent de Paul at our Generalate in Rome. Fr Valery Bitar (Carmelite) presided the joyful celebration, attended by Sr Nunzia, Superior General, her councillors, the Sisters of the local communities and few relatives.

After two years of novitiate these young women pronounced the vow of obedience, poverty, chastity and of spiritual and temporal service of the poor following the example of Saint Jeanne Antide Thouret.
By making their first vows the novices have now become «juniorate Sisters», joining a group of more than 30 other young Sisters temporary professed belonging to our religious family. The juniorate is one of the stages needed for their progressive integration within our Congregation.

They are now supposed to live in community and be entrusted with a service to the poor according to our Charism. At this stage, the juniorate Sisters shall experience the apostolic and religious dimensions of our life while still receiving regular formation. They will especially deepen our Vincentian spirituality which acknowledges the presence of God and seeks to serve Him in the person of the poor who are our masters, as Saint Vincent de Paul taught us.