"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Contagious Joy: The Ann Arbor Dominican Sisters

(FOR PERPETUAL VOWS PHOTOS OF AUG. 2, 2011 SCROLL DOWN)

UPDATE: Photos of First Profession on August 4, 2011 - CONGRATULATIONS SISTERS!

Greetings from the Mother House of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan!  I am here with some other Dominican Friars to celebrate with the sisters who made their Perpetual Vows (Aug. 2) & their Simple Vows (Aug. 4).  These were amazing celebrations!  Here were Frs. James Moore OP, Paul Rafferty OP, & Anthony Patalano OP of the Holy Name (Western) province & Frs. Jonathan Kalisch OP and James Brent OP of our province.   Recently I posted on the Ann Arbor Dominican Sisters' new mission in Texas.  In the same post you will see the announcement about our own Fr. Giles Dimock OP who has been named the new chaplain of the Mother House in Ann Arbor starting October 2011.

It is a tremendous joy to be here and see so many of our Dominican Sisters! Thursday will be the First Profession of their 2nd year novices.  Say a prayer for these Sisters as they prepare for their vows.  These two here were sharing with me how excited they were for Thursday.
It is a joy that is contagious!  On Thursday after the Mass here, I am making my way down to our novitiate in Cincinnati for the vestition of the men who will be clothed with the Dominican habit on August 8 (thus starting their canonical year of novitiate) and the parish and Dominican community's celebration of the Feast of St. Dominic at 11:30AM in St. Gertrude church. You are invited!