LINCOLN (SNR) – The School Sisters of Christ the King welcomed another young woman into the novitiate Dec. 27.
During the Rite of Initiation ceremony, Brianna Marie Fritz received the habit of the community, a copy of the constitutions, and her new religious name, Sister Mary Ignatia, for St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Sister Mary Ignatia is the daughter of Victor and Angela Fritz of Brighton, Iowa and St. James Parish in Washington, Iowa. Before entering the School Sisters of Christ the King she attended Kirkwood Community College.
Founded in 1976 by Bishop Glennon P. Flavin, the School Sisters of Christ the King serve in Catholic education for the Diocese of Lincoln. They serve at St. Joseph School in Beatrice, St. James in Crete, St. Vincent de Paul in Seward, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph, St. Michael, St. Peter, St. Teresa and the Newman Center in Lincoln, St. Andrew in Tecumseh, and the diocesan Office of Religious Education. The Sisters also serve at St. James School in St. Joseph, Mo., while attending Benedictine College in Kansas and also attend the Liturgical Institute and the Augustine Institute.