Sister Lucy Doh’s Renewal of Religious Vows

The hymn:         “The heavens are telling the glory of God , And all creation is shouting for joy,”  expresses accurately Sr. Lucy’s very special day.  On that day Lucy renewed her commitment to be a member of the Columban Missionary Sisters.

The ceremony took place at the evening Mass on Oct 23 celebrated by Fr. Michael Howe, SSC, who is on holidays from Chile, and is caught in the Covid 19 situation in Ireland and is assigned to Magheramore at the moment.

The backdrop of Covid 19 overshadows us constantly but Lucy’s celebration of religious vows underlines the reality that each day is truly precious and “made by the Lord” and we responded gladly to the invitation to rejoice.

Lucy first met the Columban Sisters in Korea and we here in Magheramore  we are  inspired and grateful  for the gift of her vocation.

She has journeyed with us and desires to continue serving the Lord as a Columban Missionary. 

At the conclusion of the Mass Lucy gave us a melodious flute solo of a Korean hymn, “Only say the Word.”

The happy historic occasion was a tribute to the Columban sisters in Korea, past and present who have worked tirelessly and prayed fervently asking the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into to the harvest.  In moments like this we become even more aware that we have been invited by Jesus Himself, to “Go, make disciples of all nations.”  He promised to He would remain with us always.

The evening came to a close with a very festive thanksgiving meal.

                                                                                                   by Sister Margaret Devine


Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News.