We celebrated not one, but two birthdays this week! The first was a long-awaited party for Sr. Mary Annunciata, who turned 90 on August 15. Then, on Thursday, we celebrated Sr. Maria Guadalupe’s 80th birthday! (This was the actual date.) You may remember that we only have birthday parties for the 80th, 90th, 100th birthdays…but … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
We had a low-key but joyful feast of St. Dominic this year. Of course, we began the day with prayer, followed by solemn high Mass in honor of St. Dominic. Our chaplain, Fr. Ian Bordenave, presided, and Deacon Jesus Reyes, who is a member of the Dominican Laity, served. We had a mostly free morning, … Continue reading St. Dominic’s Feast Day 2022
Things have been very busy here at the Monastery, and one thing we’ve been working on is the election–or we should say, re-election–of our prioress, Sr. Mary Margaret of the Cross Gyovai, O.P. Our community vicar, Fr. Ed Ruane, O.P., came to preside over the election and confirm it. After the election, we shared some … Continue reading Our Renewed Prioress
Today the Church celebrates the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an occasion to remember the immense love Jesus holds for all of us in His Heart. Sometimes it can be tempting to think that God has stepped away from His creation, or has lost interest in it. Today’s feast counters those mistaken thoughts … Continue reading Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 2022
Yes, believe it or not–Dominican Life on Lotus Lane has been up for twelve years! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun. We’re also celebrating almost a year on our new platform, and we’re so grateful to all of you who read and follow and like and comment on this blog. We’re praying … Continue reading Twelve Years Already?
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
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