Nine young women professed the simple vows as Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn., in July. Among those who made their first profession was Dominican Sister Mary Joseph Wittman, a former parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton.
Sister Mary Joseph is the daughter of Bill and Betty Wittman, also parishioners of St. Andrew. She is a graduate of Seton High School in Manassas, Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University in Fairfax where she earned a bachelor’s in biology. Sister Mary Joseph will pursue a master’s of education at Aquinas College in Nashville.
Nashville Bishop David Choby celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Father Nathaniel Kuhn, associate pastor at St. Anne Church in La Crosse, Wis., was the homilist.
Established in Nashville in 1860, the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia is dedicated to the apostolate of Catholic education. The community of nearly 300 sisters serves in 37 schools throughout the United States, with mission houses in Sydney, Australia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Rome and Bracciano, Italy; Elgin, Scotland; Sittard, The Netherlands, and Limerick, Ireland. Saint Cecilia Motherhouse is located in Nashville, Tenn.
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