Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Our First Road Trip

This past weekend, we took a road trip to the roots of U.S. Dominican life in Kentucky.  Here are a few photos from our trip:

At the "Overlook Restaurant" on the Ohio River in Indiana

A cow came to visit us while on a hay ride through the Dominican
Sisters' farm in St. Catharine, Kentucky

Sr. Rosemary Rule brought us to St. Rose Priory, the place where
Angela Sansbury and her companions were inspired to begin
the first Dominican Congregation of women in the U.S.

At Maker's Mark, Alexa points to the vat of
yeasty Bourbon brew.

Renee sips the final product at the end of the tour

We visited Gesthemani and prayed Vespers with the monks

On the way back to St. Louis, we stopped at Marengo Caves.

The beauty of the formations in the cave were reflected in natural pools.


  1. Thank you for this glimpse inside your field trip! I am glad you were able to get inside St. Rose.
    Continued blessings as you get settled in your new home and routine.

  2. So delighted you were able to visit our Ole' Kentucky Home. Great pictures - many thanks for sharing with all of us.
    Blessings of peace, joy and our love,
    Michelle Sherliza, OP
    Chris McManus, OP
    Dominican Sisters of Peace
    Watertown, MA

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time. As you immerse yourself in the history of the Dominicans in the US, remember that you are now a part of that history - interesting concept, huh?

    Hope to see you at the Dominicans Sisters Conference Convocation in October

    Mary Priniski, OP
    Dominican Sisters of Adrian
    Alpharetta, GA

  4. It was a joy having you here with us at St. Catharine's and in the Kentucky Holy Land (which, of course, always includes Maker's Mark!)We always rejoice at the sight of new Dominican life. Renee, Gen remembers you well, and wishes you many blessings.Sr. Elaine DesRosiers