Advent Holy Hour

This week we had our bi-annual Holy Hour for Vocations. But it was extra special because we had a guest homilist – Fr. Ian Bordanave, OP, currently living at the Priory in Irving, TX. We first met Father Ian when he was a brand new novice. More recently when he was Pastor of Holy Rosary church in Houston, he would drive up once a month to be our confessor.

After Fr. Ian arrived from driving to Lufkin from the Dallas area we had a very enjoyable visit in the parlor to catch up on what he – and we – have been doing during the past few years.

Fr. Ian is congratulating Sr. Mary Therese who will be making her First Profession at the end of January.

During the Holy Hour we had meditations of the five decades of the Joyful mysteries, a homily, then Compline (Night Prayer) concluding with Benediction with the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Different Sisters, as well as the President of our local Dominican Laity read Scriptures and the meditations, while Fr. Ian led the prayers for the Rosary.

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