Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Journey Begins

Hello from the CDN novices of 2014-2015!

It has been a whirlwind few weeks since we arrived at the CDN.  We've been dedicated to the work of building community, settling in, learning how to get around (or how not to get lost), and learning how not to make the neighbor's dog bark at us.  We've been about the business of prayer, community, and study… which hasn't left much time for blogging!  In the next week or so, you'll begin hearing from us regularly, but for now we'd like to share some photographic evidence that we are alive and well here in St. Louis.  Enjoy!

We got settled in and blessed the house...

…we began classes at Aquinas Institute and met the student Brothers…. 

…we've explored the city and shared lots of meals together...

…we cheered the Cardinals on to a victory
(and showed Stan the Man how to swing a bat)...

… of course, we saw the arch...

… and we even ran into some of last year's novices at a national gathering of
Dominican women!  What a great way to bless our new beginning.

Peace and blessings,
Chuc, Kelly, and Christin


  1. It is great to hear from you. You are in my prayers each day. As you wrote, you dedicated yourself to the work, and I pray that you have a wonderful, open-to-the-opportunities, and grace-filled experience. About the neighbor's dog: some of us loved him and used to talk to him. I was 'a bit' the opposite; when he barked - I jumped… at times I chose to postpone weeding at the fence until the dog walked away… Blessings, Bea

  2. Thanks for the post. Hope the day at Jubilee Farm was great!! When are you coming back to Springfield? We hardly ever get to see you. :) Sr. Loyola

  3. Please know that we are holding all of you in prayer as you begin your Novitiate year. We look forward to reading your future blogs. Blessings of peace, joy and love.
    Michelle Sherliza, OP - Chris McManus, OP - Watertown, MA - Dominican Sisters of Peace

  4. Let the journey begin… and continue! This is a year like no other, full of possibilities and growth! You, Kelly, Chuc, Megan and Joye are in my prayers. Never forget to have fun!!! Love, Kathy