Trinity Sunday and our Emblem

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We share a photo of an object in the archives of a wooden carving of our emblem that we receive when we take first vows and always speaks to us of the Trinity. By design, our Founder, Father Gerald, chose the triangular shape to honor the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The first emblems were made by the Benedictine sisters in Clyde MO, where Mother Dolorosa and Sister Mary Joseph made their canonical novitiate before the community received its diocesan status in the 1950s. They would be removed for habit washing and stitched back on at each laundering.