Visit from the Master of the Dominican Order!
Fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, O.P. and his vicar, Fr. Ed Ruane, came to Lufkin for a quick visit just in time for Vespers on June 30 and stayed through the early afternoon of July 1. Fr. Carlos had been promising us a visit for years, so we are grateful he managed to fit us in before his term as Master ends in September!
Fr. Carlos in our community room
Fr. Carlos spent a lot of time during his visit speaking with us and answering our many questions about the nuns and our life, the Order in general, and even a little about himself. We enjoyed two meals with Fr. Carlos and Fr. Ed in our refectory and of course we had to make things a little special for them.
The fruit creations of the sisters!
During one of the meals, we made Fr. Carlos and Fr. Ed honorary citizens of Texas! They were naturally thrilled to receive this privilege.
Fr. Carlos and Fr. Ed admire their Texas citizenship certificates
We couldn't let such a great event pass without a community photo, so...here we are in the chapter hall:
Our community, plus Fr. Carlos and Fr. Ed
Thank you so much, Fr. Carlos and Fr. Ed, for taking time out of your busy schedules and preparations for the General Chapter to come and visit! And thank you for all your wonderful service to the Order and the Church! You are in our special prayers always.