Monday, May 17, 2010

Vocations Discernment Retreat

The Dominican Sisters of Wanganui would like to hear from young women who are interested in taking part in a Vocations Discernment Retreat. The retreat is likely to be held on 12-17 December 2010 and we would like an idea of the numbers we will need to organize for.

We expect to engage an interesting and dynamic Society priest and there will also be input from the Sisters themselves. As well there will be a chance to share the life of the Sisters, to pray with them, to eat with them, to work alongside them in keeping the convent going during the days of the retreat.

In your expression of interest please include your name, age, physical address, place where you attend Mass, your phone number, and your email address.

Retreat fees will be kept to a minimum. The main thing is to get yourself here.
Please let us know if you would be interested, using one of the addresses below.

Mother Prioress,
12B York Street,
New Zealand.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Feast of St Catherine of Siena, 30 April 2010

This day is a very dear feast for us as St Catherine is one of the patrons of our Congregation. Also, some of our Sisters received the habit or made profession on this day.
This year we had an early Mass in our chapel and then a Sung Mass in the Church. At the Sung Mass Sister Marie Therese,O.P. renewed her vows for a further two years, as required by the Constitutions. The Mass was sung by boys of the school and schola members and the girls sang the Kyriale in alternation with the boys’ voices as well as the “Hymn to St Catherine” and “Hail St Dominic”.

After Mass we went for a picnic at Kai Iwi Beach with fish and chips. Father Fortin’s sister Mary Rose is visiting him at the moment so we were able to take her on a real kiwi experience.