Welcome, Sister Pauline!

On Oct. 2, Sisters of the Precious Blood celebrated the ritual for the Entrance into the Novitiate for Sister Pauline Siesegh. She has begun a year of active novitiate formation and ministry by meeting with Sister Ann Clark weekly, and reading and discussing The Pious Mother. In this first year of her novitiate, she will also:

  • Continue to learn about our foundress Maria Anna Brunner and Precious Blood history and spirituality.
  • Volunteer at Food for the Journey Project.
  • Take classes in the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation through the University of Dayton.
  • Visit with Sisters at Salem Heights, our central house in Dayton.
  • Spend time in prayer.

Sister Pauline will also spend a few months with Precious Blood Sisters in California in order to experience a variety of ministries. Next year, her novitiate will continue with a religious formation program in Chicago.

Each novice is different, and we try to meet her needs, fulfill all of the “requirements” of the novitiate, and provide her with a meaningful experience. With the help of God, our foundress Mother Brunner, and all of our Sisters, this novitiate experience will prepare Pauline to be a faithful Sister of the Precious Blood.

The Congregation welcomes Sister Pauline and continues to pray for her and for all in discernment and formation.

— Story by Sister Ann Clark; Michelle Bodine photos.

Top, Sister Pauline receives her corsage from Sister Joyce Langhals; bottom, Sister Pauline with Sister Edna Hess during the ceremony.

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