On Saturday, June 5th, members of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes and their guests gathered for Mass at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in NYC, celebrated by Fr. Joseph Cavoto, OFM, ChM. During the livestreamed Mass, six members of the Order made their Promise of Obedience, having completed a year of formation which included a beginning and ending 5-day retreat as well as working with a spiritual advisor through out the year.
The new members of the Subpriory making their Promise in the presence of Regent Joseph Metz, GCMOb, and Chancellor Dr. Saad Habba, KMOb, were: Gail and Joseph Berardino, Catherine & Kenneth Sapeta, Bernadette Abaya, and Dr. Catherine Stevenson.
The Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes is comprised of Knights and Dames of both the American and Federal Associations who “bind themselves to the Order with the obligation to ‘strive for the perfection of Christian life in conformity with the obligation of their state, in the spirit of the Order.’” Members in Obedience are considered members of the Second Class.