Sr. Gianna Maria professed her solemn vows as a Sister of Life on Aug. 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration, at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, Conn.
The celebrant and homilist was Archbishop Charles J. Brown, apostolic nuncio to Albania and a priest of the Archdiocese of New York.
Sr. Gianna Maria, 31, was raised in Wilmington and was a member of St. John the Beloved parish. She graduated from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
Prior to entering the Sisters of Life in 2010, Sr. Gianna Maria worked as a registered nurse at Nemours duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.
Her parents are Michael and Mary Solomon. She is the fifth of seven children, and her siblings are: Terri, Mary Jean (husband Will) Howard, Mike, Rev. John Solomon of the Diocese of Wilmington, Anne (husband Andrew) Mild, and Tony.
Sr. Gianna Maria currently serves as an assistant at the postulant formation house, helping to introduce the newest members of the Sisters of Life to the prayer and life of the community.