In the photo above some of the Nuns enjoying the outdoors. The Nuns on the left of the statue of St. Dominic are from Summit NJ (Sr. Mary Magdalene and Sr. Mary Catharine; on the far right is our own Sr. Mary Rose and behind her is Sr. Anna Marie from the Monastery in Springfield IL.
Last evening everyone was welcomed by Sr. Maria Christine the Association President, Mother Ann Marie, Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters, Sr. Mary Reginald, Prioress of the Motherhouse and Sr. Marian the Guest Hostess.
The Assembly officially began today with a Day of Recollection on September 14. There were two very profound reflection and a homily at Mass by Fr. Walter Wagner, OP, Pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan, NY. The theme was taken from the liturgical feast of the day–The Triumph of the Holy Cross. It is only through embracing the Cross that our lives can be transformed by the power of God. It is the paradox of the Christian life: in our weakness is God\’s strength; in our poverty is God\’s love and mercy. God is in control, not ourselves. We only cooperate with him. The message of the Gospel that we proclaim by our hidden lives of silence and solitude is the opposite of what the world and culture tries to make us believe. You, too, can find happiness in in giving your live over to Jesus our Lord and Savior.