Rite of Solemn Religious Profession
All Redemptoristine Nuns receive a ring at Solemn (final) profession. The Rite of Solemn Profession is replete with spousal imagery. Thus the ring and its unusual design. I will save its complete history for another time. In keeping with the pledge of life-long fidelity, the ring symbolizes the committed relationship. Originally a Roman betrothal ring, the design was re-appropriated during the Renaissance and remained popular for that purpose through the 18th century. The design is called "mani in fedi", hands in faith; for us, the clasped hands of the Spouse and the Beloved.