Of the Formula
of Profession and Confirmation of Vows
Oh most almighty, most
blessed and immense Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, behold Your Maidservant, humbled unto the very depths of her miserable
nothingness, ennoble my soul unto Your image. As Redemptor You ransomed me, as Spouse You chose me from thousands by the excess
of Your Charity.
Today I, N. N., promise
You and make my vow to live and die in perpetual chastity, obedience, and poverty, so that they may be the three nails of
love which will hold me inseparably nailed to Your cross all the time of my life, and by the power of the Holy Cross may I
conquer my enemies; the world, the demon and the flesh.
I promise by means of
Your grace to faithfully observe the evangelical counsels of my Rule and Constitutions, and for their observance I offer my
person and life to Your Majesty and to this holy Institute; so that, imitating the examples of Your most holy life, oh my
beloved Saviour, You may grant me entrance into Your eternal Kingdom, where I may enjoy You for ever and ever, Amen.
(from the Directory)