Sermon by Mother Laura Howell
September 28, 2010
The Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
Solemn Profession of Sr. Patricia Michael Hauze
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Sister Patricia Michael, was it only yesterday that you and I sat together upstairs in the Library and you told me you were afraid that God might be calling you to the monastic life? As I recall, the words “I am afraid” were an important part of your fearful declaration. And you have often been afraid, haven’t you? Afraid you were not educated enough. Doubted that you were up to the task of being a monastic. Afraid you were too weak. Dejected because you were not worthy. But you are here today. WE are here today, too, on your behalf.