Our May Crowning was on May 8 this year–Mother’s Day. Some of you may be aware that during May, our Monastery has a May Novena. And it’s not too late to send in your intentions! Please feel free to email them to us, and we will include them in our novena prayers throughout this month. … Continue reading Queen of the May
How did you find out about the Monastery? I was a Texas History teacher, and I got assigned to a new classroom. I was hunting through some old Texas travel magazines and found an article on the Monastery. How did you decide to become a nun? I was teaching in an inner city school, lots … Continue reading A Life for the World: Sr. Mary Thomas, O.P.
Sr. Mary Rose graciously agreed to share some insights with us! Read on for more! How did you find our about the Monastery of the Infant Jesus? My parents knew the nuns. I grew up here in Lufkin, and we often visited the monastery. How did you decide to become a nun? When I was … Continue reading A Life for the World: Sr. Mary Rose, O.P.
First we want to address young women. Have you ever considered a religious vocation? More specifically, to the cloistered monastic life? And then for everyone else: Do you know a young woman who might make a good cloistered nun? Have you ever considered asking her about this? Although some lucky people know almost from the … Continue reading A Question for You
Caroline Werther, a FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary at the University of Dallas, came to our monastery recently with four lovely young women. We had a wonderful time sharing about our lives and vocations, and hearing their stories, too! As you can see, we were a pretty happy bunch! They came to prayers … Continue reading A “FOCUS” Group
We recently concluded our ten-day annual retreat, and it was really something special! Our retreat master this year was Fr. Jim Marchionda, O.P., provincial of St. Albert’s Province (or the central province of the U.S.) and a well-known preacher and composer of liturgical music. Father brought our keyboard into chapel to play and sing his … Continue reading A Musical Retreat
Pope Francis is consecrating the world–and especially Russia and the Ukraine–to the Immaculate Heart of Mary today. He’ll be doing this about 12:30 PM Central in the USA and you can watch it on the Vatican website. Today at Mass we made the consecration ourselves, led by Father Ian. Here’s where you can download it … Continue reading Pope Francis’ Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Deacon Ryan, Shelby, and a group of students from the University of Dallas stopped by recently on their way to an alternative spring break adventure. Instead of partying and soaking up the sun, these students wanted to help the people of Lake Charles, LA rebuild their homes after all the hurricanes and other natural disasters. … Continue reading Student Stop-by!
OK, it’s been a week, but the whole month of February is usually dedicated to the loving feelings of Valentine’s Day. At the Monastery, we don’t give valentines to each other, but sometimes people give us valentines! We were surprised and delighted with the Valentine’s Day treats we received. As you can see in the … Continue reading Be My Valentine…Anytime
As part of our 75th Jubilee celebration, a dear friend of ours painted a lovely portrait of the front of the Monastery. We hung it in the lobby, and it looks fantastic! We know Ada from our long association with a family in the La Porte-Beaumont, Texas area, the Polkers, who have been generously bringing … Continue reading A Work of Art
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