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Final Profession of Sr Angeline Poh FMM

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"I send you forth to mission Christ in...Malaysia!" With these words of commission from her Provincial Superior Sr Susan Thomas, Sr Angeline Poh of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) finally knew whereto she has been Called by LOVE to Love. This was the theme of the Eucharistic Celebration on occasion of the perpetual profession of Sr Angeline held at St Ignatius Church (SIC) on 17 September 2017 at 6 pm. Ready to be sent anywhere in the world especially where Christ is least known, Sr Angeline would have been as delighted to be sent elsewhere. His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow was the main celebrant with SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD, SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD, Fr Francis Ng CDD, Fr Alvin Ho SJ (Assistant Parish Priest, Church of St Francis Xavier, Petaling Jaya), Fr Paul Cheong OFM Cap, Fr Christopher Soosaipillai (Parish Priest, Church of the Good Shepherd, Setapak), Fr Norris Seenivasan SJ and Fr Mark Tee (Montfort Boys Town) as concelebrants. 

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SIC parishioners in attendance observed the proceedings in rapt attention as it was a rare occasion – the last perpetual profession took place at SIC more than two decades ago. The Ceremony of Perpetual Profession involved Sr Angeline making her vows of poverty, obedience & chastity; pronouncement of perpetual vows; receiving a candle & ring as a sign of consecration to Christ; solemn blessing by Archbishop Julian; and affirmation of acceptance by FMM Sisters and the church. Sr Angeline then signed the documents of profession with the Archbishop and her Provincial Superior as witnesses. The final profession of a Franciscan Missionary of Mary is a very significant moment in the life of a sister as she is totally consecrated to God for the purpose of building up His Kingdom.

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Towards the end of Mass, Sr Angeline received a lighted candle symbolising the light of Christ and a missionary crucifix to remind her of her promise to follow Christ in his mission of salvation. She then gave a short account of her life journey and thanked the people who have helped her to this momentous milestone in her life. A fellowship dinner was held at the Rooftop of the Costantini Community Centre after Mass to celebrate this joyous occasion attended by priests, religious, parishioners, well-wishers and Sr Angeline's family members & friends. SIC is proud to have hosted this event and wish Sr Angeline every success in her endeavours ahead.

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Photography: John Ragai & Daniel Khong

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