2019 Valedictorian takes first vows with Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal

Sr. Solanus Payne (Mary Margaret Payne), Detroit Mercy’s Class of 2019 valedictorian, recently took her first vows with Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal.

Sr. Solanus’ first assignment will be in Drogheda, Ireland in early 2023.

Revisit her journey to Detroit Mercy and eventually to a religious calling in a 2019 graduate profile.

Mary Margaret Payne, on the left, and two other women smile for the camera outdoors next to a Christmas tree with blue water in the background. All three women are wearing shawls over their heads.
Sr. Solanus, left, took her first vows in early August.