Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Highlights

As we begin this edition of our blog, where we highlight special happenings throughout our Spring, we want to begin by wishing all Dominicans, Preachers, Truth Seekers, Catherine's and our very own Katherine a very Happy Feast of Catherine of Siena!
In addition to the Dominican Feast, we are continuing the celebration of Easter. On behalf of the CDN, receive our warmest wishes!  May the HOPE of the Resurrection be with you always! 
Christ is Risen, Truly He is Risen Indeed! 

We had the grand delight gained from the deep insight attained from our Dominican Family during our conversation regarding the vow of poverty! Our gratitude is extended to Father Don Goergen, O.P and Brother Vincent Davila, O.P., as well as Dominican Sisters of Springfield Beth Murphy, O.P, Loyola Miller, O.P and Sister Habiba Bihnam Toma, O.P. Dominican Sisters of Catherine of Siena in Iraq. 

Our Easter Triduum was very special with our Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. The serenity and peace of The Mound, created the perfect spiritual atmosphere to contemplate on The Paschal Mystery and the passion and joy shared by the Dominicans Sisters was contagious and lead to an exciting celebration of The Resurrection! Thank you Sisters for your warm welcome and amazing hospitality! You made our Triduum an unforgettable one. 

We had a dynamic group of Dominicans join us for a candid discussion on the vow of obedience. From the bottom of our hearts, we are very grateful to Father Greg Heille, O.P., Br. Samuel Hakeem, O.P., Sr.Sr. Susan Leslie, O.P.(Dominican Sisters of Peace), Sr. Kathleen Tuite, O.P. (Dominican Sisters of Caldwell) and Sr. Mary Jones, O.P. (Adrian Dominican Sisters.) Thank you for your time, sharing and insight on the vow!

One week, over 3,000 miles, and countless memories! We had a wonderful experience visiting the various Dominican Sisters in the East Coast! Following is a video with our scrapbook from our journey. 


  1. Brenda VelascoTuesday, May 02, 2017

    Hello there! What a wonderful blog! I looked this up because I was in St. Louis for NCEA and remembered there was a Dominican novitiate house there. I wish I would of had more time in St. Louis. I would have loved to meet some of you! I've been to the Sinsinawa Mound and just love it. Thank you for sharing your Easter photos. God bless! Brenda (Rapid City, South Dakota)

    1. Dearest Brenda! Thank you for your comment! We had an amazing time in Sinsinawa! The Mound and our Dominican Sisters there are Amazing! Receive our prayers and warm wishes.

  2. Great format, Ana, and so creative. We appreciate the names with the pictures. Blessings and all good gifts to each one of you.
    Much love and our continued prayers,
    Michelle and Chris

    1. I LOVE Chris and My Dear Michelle!