LINCOLN (SNR) – The Sisters of Mary, Queen of Mercy (CMRM) welcomed two new novices, Sister Maria Therese and Sister Maria Bernadette.
They are pictured with Father Daniel Rayer, diocesan chancellor, and Father Joseph Thanh, pastor of Andrew Dung-Lac Parish in Lincoln; both are chaplains to the of Sisters of Mary, Queen of Mercy. Sisters performed the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to St. Louis de Monfort and received the habit April 28 at the Motherhouse in Lincoln. Sister Maria Therese (left) is from Saigon, Vietnam. Sister Maria Bernadette is from Vung Tau, Vietnam.
About the Sisters of Mary, Queen of Mercy: The principal house of the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Mercy is in Vietnam. In 1975, some sisters escaped the threat of the Vietnamese Civil War by moving to Australia. Later, they moved to Springfield, Missouri and from there several came to serve in Lincoln. By 1998, the Community in America became a Region of the Motherhouse in Vietnam. The Sisters living in Lincoln received permission from their founder and the Sister Superior General in Vietnam to maintain their constitutions independently of the Region. The Diocesan Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Mercy was established by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz May 4, 1999.
Taken from The History of The Diocese of Lincoln 1987-2002 - Vol. II