On June 11, 2016, Sister M. Pia Ignatius de la Cruz, O.Carm. professed First Vows to the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. She has exchanged the white veil of a Novice to the black veil of the newly professed. The ceremony was held in Saint Teresa's Chapel of the Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The main celebrant was Rev. Gregory Houck, O.Carm. who is a member of the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. Also present to con-celebrate were Rev. Pat Kelly, Rev. George W. Hommel, Rev. Joseph Finch and Msgr. Michael Barimab Apau. Sister Pia's mother Carmen Klohe, her brothers Alexander and Paul Klohe, close friends and other family members also attended.