We apologise to our many followers of this blog for our negligence in keeping you updated in recently weeks – we just have been busy with so many celebrations and then there were those unexpected events – and of course our community life of prayer, celebration of the liturgy and Eucharistic Adoration is given priority.

We are preparing to update our website – so watch out – we are hoping to launch it on the feast of our holy Father St Dominic on the 8th of August.

Now we would like to share some of our happenings with some photos which will most speak for themselves.   Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nunio to Ireland, honoured us with a visit on the feast of Pentecost when he celebrated Vespers with us and then joined us for our evening meal in the community room.  He is shown here with a group of sisters including two young women on a ‘live-in’ experience and Fr Tony McMullan from the local Dominican community who joined us for the occasion.

 
 
 
Sr M Emmanuel and Sr Regina celebrated their 50th anniversary of Profession in recent months and Sr M Dominic and Sr Margaret celebrated their 60th anniversary of Profession.  These are always occasions of community celebration and also celebrations with our families if the sisters so wish.  We share with you some photos of these occasions and also highlights of the homilies preached during the celebration of the Eucharist.
Sr Regina and Sr M Dominic
 

Sr M Dominic cutting her cake being helped by Sr M Kathleen – notice the Scottish ribbon!
 
 
Sr M Emmanuel on her big day with Sr Ann Marie
 
 
 
 
All are entering into the celebration
 

 

Sr Regina with all her sisters and one remaining brother
Sr Regina in her beautiful garden
Sr Margaret with the community singing around her!
 
Sr Margaret on her day celebrating with her family.