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From the Rector, The Transfiguration of the Lord, 8/6/2023

Our Dominican Sisters!
You may have noticed by now that our three Dominican Sisters are here and working hard at our school! If you haven’t met them yet, they are Sisters Thomas Aquinas, Mary Rita, and Cora Rose. They have been here for about a week, and have started their mission at the school with much joy and zeal. Since you may not have met Dominicans before, or know much about their
religious Order, here is a brief synopsis of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from their website (

We, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, were canonically established in 1997 in response to Pope St. John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. We seek to share
God’s message of faith and the joy of religious life with the modern world through various outreaches including education, vocations, and culture. Beginning with four foundresses, our community has experienced tremendous and sustained growth, with new Postulants entering each year.

The average age of our Sisters is 35 and we serve in 17 dioceses/archdioceses as well as Rome. Our Motherhouse is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2019, we opened the first phase of a new large convent named “Our Lady of Guadalupe Priory” in Georgetown, Texas. This new priory was
constructed to accommodate the miraculous explosion of vocations that God has generously sent. It will ultimately hold up to 115 new Sisters, adding to the living space of our existing Motherhouse and other smaller convents. As Dominicans, our apostolate is preaching and teaching, with prayer and contemplation at the very center of all we do. Starting each day with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and a renewal of our Marian consecration, we go forth to teach in classrooms from preschool through college all over the United States. In addition to teaching in 14 K-8 schools, 13 high schools and 2 universities, our Sisters also serve as librarians at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in Houston, Texas.

Please say this prayer to Saint Dominic often
for our most welcome Dominican Sisters, and
support them in any way you can!
O light of the church, teacher of truth, rose of
patience, ivory of chastity! You freely poured forth
the waters of wisdom. Preacher of grace, unite us
with the blessed.

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