Today we are filled with joy as we were able to spend a short but spiritually enriching time with the Master of the Order--the head of the international Order of Preachers, or as we are better known, the Dominicans!
Fr. Ed Ruane, OP and Fr. Bruno Cadore, OP on either side of Sr. Mary John, our prioress--and oh yes, all the rest of the community, too!
We are so grateful that Fr. Bruno and Fr. Ed were able to stop at our monastery for this visit, on their way from Houston and to Irving, TX as part of Fr. Bruno's visitation of the Southern Dominican Province. It only lasted about an hour and a half, but it was quite a time! We asked many questions and received Fr. Bruno's thoughtful (and thought-provoking) responses.
Sr. Mary John welcomes Fr. Bruno and Fr. Ed
Fr. Bruno considers a sister's question...
A close-up of Fr. Bruno
All the sisters gathered in the community room to hear Fr. Bruno speak--and it was wonderful!
Fr. Bruno has a nine-year term as Master, and since he was elected in 2010 he still has a few years to go. We hope and pray his travels will bring him back to Lufkin sometime!