Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Friday, October 18, 2019

Prioral Feast Day

The rogue's gallery of our Masters General who have visited our Monastery.
The smaller picture to the right of the large one is our current Provincial.

Now that we have a new prioress, that means we will be celebrating a big feast on a different date. Sister Mary Margaret has usually celebrated her Feast Day on January 18 - the feast of St. Margaret of Hungary. St. Margaret was a Dominican Nun  in Hungary not long after the life of St. Dominic, our founder. But January is too close to all the festivities of Christmas and Epiphany, so we have chosen to celebrate her feast on October 16, the Memorial of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, whose feast she celebrated when she was a Springfield IL Dominican Sister.

We had a wonderful and joyous day, enjoying the company and talents of one another. In the morning we had various games and funny stories. One of the games was "Pictionary" as you can see below!

Anyone can play this game, even from a wheelchair.

We ate our festive dinner in the Community Room in order to talk and laugh. In the afternoon, we enjoyed "Punch & Presents".  Here you can see some of her handmade gift.

The gift table after everything was opened.

Sister Mary Giuse and one of the stuffed butterflies she made.

Sister Mary Christine holding an exquisite butterfly she "etched" out of styrofoam.

Sister Mary Margaret holding some animal and dogs made by Sister Irma Marie.

Sister showing off her new yarn. Sister Mary Margaret is a great crocheter!
Some of the Sisters learned that the prioress' favorite color is purple, so it was everywhere ...  as well as butterflies!

Then, in the evening some of our Sisters shared with us brand-new talents we had never seen before-Swimming, Tai-Chi, Linguistics, Tae-Kwan-Do, Jokes. We hope to see them again