Farewall to Sr Agata Teresa

On Tuesday last, Sr Agata Teresa flew back to her monastery in Austria early in the morning. We had a ‘goodbye’ recreation the evening before and Sr Agata Teresa produced produced some beautiful surprises for us … have a look at the photos below … and then through the April showers, broke a fascinating rainbow, to the glory of God!Is it a fan?Not a fan at all! A whole lot of little nuns – a community in fact! Wherever did she find the time to do all that?!A close up.Can you guess who is who?Each of us is represented here somehow – the challenge is to try and recognise which one fits our identity … And here we are … trying to figure it out .. makes a change from doing the crossword!Sorted! Everyone had met her match!With St Dominic in our cloister garth .. and a rainbow .. a nice gift from the Lord for Sr Agata just before the sun sets

Summer Nuns

A few sunny photos from the recent spell of good weather:

An eventful Month

We have had quite an eventful month.  First we had a visit from Cardinal Brady:Then on the 24th of May Fr Viktor Hoffstetter OP came to preach our annual 8-day Retreat. Immediately after that Sr Barbara Beaumond OP came to give us a week of lectures on the history of the first Dominican Nuns. Below are some photos from our Community celebration with Fr Viktor and Sr Barbara on Corpus Christi Sunday:with Fr Viktor (left) with Sr Barbara (right)  

Dominican Social Life

On Thursday the 3rd of February 2011 we had the great pleasure of entertaining our Dominican brothers for the afternoon, or rather I should say we had the pleasure of being entertained by them. Nine of the student brothers from St Saviours, Dublin, came to visit, together with their Student Master Fr Dineen, and provided us with an afternoon of music, drama and song. A highlight of the afternoon was their singing “Consider yourself one of the family” (from the musical ‘Oliver’) to welcome/congratulate Sr Mary Cathy who had received the habit the previous day. (We suspect they deferred their customary Christmas visit until the 3rd so as to be able to congratulate Sr Mary Cathy). It was a wonderful afternoon and ended with their joining us for Vespers. Some photos from the day:

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Feast of Corpus Christi

“Where do you want us to go …?” (Mk 14:12f)In today’s Gospel, according to Mark, the disciples asked Jesus ‘where do You want us to go to make the preparations for You…?’ Jesus answers them ‘Go into the city…’ and further, when they do what he has told them, they will discover that everything is ‘all prepared’.When I am in doubt about where the Lord wants me, wondering how it is that He wants me to love Him – how to follow Him – how to know Him – these are statements that it would be well for me to remember.Where do You want me to go to prepare?Go into the city. … all preparedIf I ask the Lord in faith for the gift of being able to listen to Him, I believe that somehow He will give me the answer I seek, because what I ask is only Him – I want Jesus, because in Jesus is everything. I want Him to show me the way, so I must have the humility to hear what He is saying to me, and the courage to accept His word.He says to me – ‘go into the city’ – a bit difficult, because I’m here in a monastery, living as a nun, and I’ve left all things to follow Him, so how can I go into the city? But, maybe the ‘city’ is the place where I am, a city built on a hilltop – whose population is the sisters with whom I live and work and pray and learn to love and follow the Lord. And it’s a busy city. Busy enough at times to distract […]