On the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August, at 11:00 am at the Shrine of Divine Mercy, four sisters from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy (3 Poles and 1 Ukrainian), after serving a two-year novitiate and making an eight-day retreat, will make their first vows before the Superior General, Mother Petra Kowalczyk. The ceremonies, taking place in the convent chapel of the miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina will be presided by Fr. Marcin Ciunel, a La Salette priest. The ceremony will be attended by sisters from many convents of the Congregation and families of the sisters. During the first profession, sisters make vows of chastity, poverty and obedience to Jesus for a year, which are then renewed for five consecutive years. After this period, perpetual vows take place.