Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Our Annual 8-Day Retreat

St. Dominic on outside walk-way
Men and women who dedicate themselves to the Consecrated Life are encouraged to have a retreat once a year. This week, we are coming to the end of our annual retreat in a few days. Every year we have a preached retreat by a Dominican friar. It is a wonderful time to have space for extra rest and prayer. Although, depending upon our duties and work assignments, we may still be called upon to continue fulfilling them.

This year we are having wonderful weather. The time of year for our retreat varies, depending upon our schedule and that of the preacher. In the picture below you can see that it is not only the nuns who rest, but also the "animal" members of our monastery.

One of our many lizards sleeps contently on St. Dominic's arm