On the eve of the feast of St. Dominic, Sr. Philomena was one of four novices to make her first profession at the motherhouse of Dominican Teaching Sisters of St. Pré, Brignoles. The vows of poverty, chastity and obedience were pronounced in front of the entire community before the Blessed Sacrament, but away from public eyes. Four other sisters received the habit at the same time. The ceremony was followed by a Solemn High Mass.
After the ceremony, everyone made their way to cemetery to sing a Magnificat around the tomb of their spiritual father, the Père Calmel. It was a day of great joy. Deo gratias.