Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fr. John Sica, OP



Recently, Fr. John Sica, OP, from the Eastern Dominican Province came by for an overnight visit. He is a young priest, only ordained in 2016. He will be living at the Southern Province's Holy Rosary Priory in Houston, Texas for 3-5 years working on his Ph.D. on St. Thomas at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas. It is the only institution in the United States to offer a doctorate in Thomistic Studies. He has a wonderful sense of humor and we were laughing during most of the visit. Father is originally from Long Island, NY. After finishing high school he went to Providence College to study philosophy. It was there he met the Dominicans and entered the Order upon graduation. We hope he will come again soon for another visit.


Friday, August 9, 2019

St. Dominic is still with us!

Even though St. Dominic died almost 800 years ago, we still know he is with us; praying for us and supporting us. A friend paints "peg dolls", but they aren't just any peg dolls. They are saints! Below you can see a new St. Dominic and companion.


Have a Bless Day!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Happy Feast Day of St. Dominic!

Today is the Feast - Solemnity - of our Father and Founder Saint Dominic de Guzman. He was born in Caleruega, Spain about 1170, and died in Bologna, Italy, on August 6, 1221.



Below is a photo of our lovely chapel this morning just after the celebration of the Mass. We had the entire Dominican Family present. Of chaplain, Fr. John Lydon represented the Friars, we were the Nuns, the Sisters were represented by the Sister    from Porto Rico who have been in our diocese for about five years, and also several members of the Dominican Laity were also present.