Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Friday, May 27, 2011

Still More of the Novice Directresses Meeting!

The novice directressses got a new speaker this week, Sr. Dominica Brennan, O.P. of the Springfield Dominicans.
 Sr. Dominica with Sr. Mary Margaret. Sr. Dominica actually taught Sr. Mary Margaret at Rosary High School in Aurora, IL (we won't say when!).

We were so happy to have Fr. Dominic Izzo, O.P., the friar-consultant for the Association of Monasteries of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers in the U.S. with us for a few days, too!
Can you spot Fr. Izzo in the midst of all these nuns?

Our last evening together was both joyful and poignant--joyful because we have all gotten to know and love each other more through personal contact, but poignant because all the novice directresses soon had to return to their home monasteries! We hope at least some of them will be able to visit us again someday.

Sr. Mary Margaret explains a map of Texas for our guests

Lots of dancing going on! We reprised our Tet dance and also performed this African dance (well, most of the dancing was done by our two African sisters, but we helped somewhat!)

Sr. Mary Jeremiah gave us a brilliant exegesis (or is that "Tex-egesis"?) of the poem "Jack and Jill"!

Everyone was delighted to receive a Texas passport, so someday they can come back to our monastery.

You can see some more views of this meeting at the excellent blog by the nuns at Our Lady of the Rosary Monastery in Summit, NJ here.

Thanks to all who made this wonderful meeting possible and thanks to all the sisters who attended for enriching our lives with your presence! 

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