To have a \”Circle\” at the Monastery is a \”technical term\”. 😄 Or, you might say it is a form of \”monastic-speak\”. In other words, it means that we gather in an open circle to share recent news or events.
Whenever a Sister needs to go on a trip, we have a \”circle\” after her return, to hear about her adventure, travels, people she met, etc.
In this way, we can all hear the news at one time… and get the story straight. Sister has many souvenirs that the other members of the International Commission gave her.
One day they took a special field trip to see where the Dominican Friars first lived when St. Dominic sent them to Bologna, Italy. They also had Mass in the cell where our holy father died and then visited the side chapel in the Church of St. Dominic where he is buried today.
We are excited that we now have more pictures to add to our Dominican History class!!!