Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Mini-Vocations Workshop

We participated in a mini-Vocation Director Workshop yesterday. On Tuesday, Fr. Francis Orozco, OP, arrived to speak with us about working together for vocations. We visited with him in the Parlor Tuesday evening. Then, on Wednesday we had two -1 ½ hour sessions with Father Francis about the characteristics of recent generations, as well as  initiatives to take in order to seek out and assist young people looking for their calling in life. Father Francis has been ordained a priest 3-4 years.  He ministered for 3 years in Lubbock, TX at Texas Tech University. He has been our Southern Province’s Vocation Director for the past year. He was very interesting and has had much experience with our wonderful young people.

Monday, February 25, 2019

A Relaxing Weekend

This past weekend gave us a number of enjoyable moments as we keep looking for Spring to come. Flowers and trees are blooming, but the temperature is still low.

On Saturday, one of our Sisters turned 89 years old. To celebrate, a long-time friend sent a "flower-cake". Perhaps you have seen them, but, we had not. Some Sisters thought it was a real cake with flowers as decorations. However, closer inspection revealed that it really was just flowers ... which was perfect for our Sister-Gardener!

On Sunday, our Birthday-Sister cooked dinner and treated us to some "Southern comfort-food" - her delicious sweet potatoes. Can you find the various ingredients? It's simple: sweet potatoes, cinnamon, honey and pineapple.

After dinner, two of our Sisters who live in the Infirmary wanted to take a walk out to the cemetery. Even though the sun was bright and warm, the air and wind were nippy and chilly. Our Infirmarian bundled them up  and helped them on their way. A little bird told Sister-Photographer what was taking place. So she caught up with them as they prepared to return to their warm and cozy rooms.

May your Sundays be restful and prayerful!