On the Eve of the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, August 5, 2017, Mother Ellen-Teresa Lang professed her first vows as a Canon of the Order of Saint Benedict at Calvary Cathedral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her vows were professed in the presence of her community, friends and family. She was clothed in the Benedictine habit by Prior General Warren Shoberg.

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Mother Ellen is asked the traditional question: What is it that you seek?

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Mother Ellen-Teresa professes her vows.  Photo courtesy of Dan Mueller © 2017 Muellerphoto.com

Mother Ellen-Teresa professes her vows.

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Mother Ellen-Teresa offers her vows at the altar.

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