2011 years ago, the scene on the left took place in Nazareth. Mary vowed her destiny with the words, "Be it done unto me according to Thy word." Two years ago the scene on the right took place in Chicago. I pronounced final vows as a Jesuit with the words, "I further promise a special obedience to the Sovereign Pontiff in regard to the mission." I am thankful for a few friends who remembered this anniversary, and perhaps a Rosary of Joyful Mysteries would be appropriate tonight.
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