Receptions, Professions, Farewells

At our May meeting we received two new members into the habit (scapular) of St. Dominic and our candidacy program. Three candidates made temporary profession of promises to follow the Rule in our community for three years, and two members made their perpetual profession, to follow the Rule for all their lives. It was a joyful occasion for all of us as well as many friends and relatives who joined us, and we celebrated with a pot luck meal together afterward. 

One member was ill and not able to make her final profession with us, so the moderator went with other members of the community to receive her promises in her hospital room. She made them with tears of joy. 

We bid a bittersweet farewell to our spiritual advisor, Sr. Therese Rodriguez, OP, who is moving to be with her community in retirement. She left us with a lovely reflection and a devotional book for each member. She will be missed!

Celebration of the Feast of St Dominic

This year we are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers. Accordingly, we have planned a full week of events leading up the Feast of St Dominic on August 8. Please join us! All events take place at Villa Matthias, address below.

Monday, August 1
9:00 am
Morning prayer, Lay preaching, Dominican Trivia fun

Wednesday, August 3
6:30 pm
Dominican Rosary, Lay preaching, Litany of Dominican Saints

Friday, August 5
6:30 pm
Evening prayer, Lay preaching
Slideshow of pictures from our moderator's recent pilgrimage to French Dominican sites

Saturday, August 6
10:00 am
Celebration of the Mass
Potluck Lunch (please RSVP)
Note that this replaces our usual first-Saturday meeting