Dominican Sister Jacinta Man, a former member of Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church in Philadelphia, was one of 19 young women who professed simple vows, or their first profession, July 28 in the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn.
Sister Jacinta is the daughter of Hon-Wah Man and Emily Fung, also parishioners at Holy Redeemer. Sister Jacinta is a graduate of Montgomery High School in Skillman, N.J., and studied at New York University. She is currently studying at Aquinas College in Nashville in preparation for the teaching apostolate.
The Mass for the Rite of First Religious Profession was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. Father Thomas Betz, O.F.M.Cap., coordinator for the Chinese Apostolate at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Philadelphia, was a concelebrant of the Mass. Bishop Lee Piché, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was the main celebrant.
In addition to the sisters making first profession of vows, nine young women professed their perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience with the Nashville Dominicans July 25.
Founded in 1860, the 280 Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia are dedicated to the apostolate of Catholic education.