Today is the third anniversary of this blog--wow--it's hard to believe! As always we are sincerely grateful to Sr. Anna Marie, OP of our Dominican monastery in Elmira, NY who helped us get started on this adventure. And we are grateful to all our readers! Thanks for checking in to see what Dominican life is like on Lotus Lane in Lufkin, TX!
Also today, our chaplain of two wonderful years, Fr. Paul Philibert, OP, packed his many bags and boxes and took off in his U-Haul for a three-day road trip to Providence, RI, where he will be holding a chair in Catholic Culture at Providence College. We are sorry to see him leave, but confident he will continue to do great things in his future assignments. We look forward to our new chaplain, Fr. Art Kirwin, OP, who will arrive on July 18. In the meantime, we have several friars who will be filling in, and we are happy to have them come to our monastery. More details as future events warrant!
The famous passage from Ecclesiastes reads, "There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens" (Ecc.3:1) May we all be inspired to live through the changes that come with grace!