The Lord grant that you may observe all these precepts in a spirit of charity as lovers of spiritual beauty, giving forth the good odor of Christ in the holiness of your lives; not as slaves living under the law but as women living in freedom under grace.
The Rule of St. Augustine (followed by the Dominican nuns)
We’ve got a lot of birthdays in August, and since this one was an important milestone, we had homemade cake and ice cream!
Sister Maria Rosario comes from Cuba, where she still has some family. Most of them, however, live in the States, and some were able to join her for this special occasion.
Sr. Maria Rosario has held many jobs in our monastery, working especially in the infirmary and diet kitchen (where special meals are prepared for those who need them). Her loving and nurturing ways make her a natural when it comes to health care!
These jobs are challenging ones, and Sister does them with her usual grace and good-natured style. We pray that she will keep active for many more years to come!