Carlisle Native becomes Novice with Trappistines

On Aug. 15, 2019, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lily Key, originally of St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle, became Sister Lily Marie, a novice in the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance.

She had spent one year as a Postulant at Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, Mass. At the end of a two-year novitiate period, she may make her first Vows of Stability, Conversion of Life and Obedience.