|Sisters Quincy Howard and Nicole Reich|
|The arch welcoming us|
We are at the end of Day 12 in St. Louis (but who's counting?). Quincy and I have been learning what to expect this coming year with orientation about the Novitiate, about the house, at Aquinas Institute, and with possible ministries. We have had introductions to community living, "Dominican Praise", and preaching--in Springfield. We have chosen our directors, our nights to cook, and our chores (it's a big house for only four people). But don't think it's only been work...
Mary Ann handed us over and we marked our coming together by potting plants with dirt from the Mound mixed with nutrients from here.
|Quincy, Mary Ann, Nicole|
|We ate the world's smallest sundae.|
We visited the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
|We blessed the house|
We visited St. Charles for the Festival of the Little Hills and while we were there we were given a tour of the Shrine to St. Rose Philippine Duschesne by Sr. Juliet Mousseau.
|We even had some time to decorate our rooms.|
Blessings from your Novices,
Quincy and Nicole