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Mary Higgins Clark
You're invited to a brunch benefiting
The Dominican Nuns of Summit
featuring a talk by
Mary Higgins Clark
who will also be available to sign books.
24 October 2017
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Ave
Summit, New Jersey
Please reserve your ticket
General seating $125 per person
Reserved table of 12 $1500
This event will be the only fundraiser for the benefit of the Nuns this fall.
Yesterday morning, on the Solemnity of our Holy Father Dominic, Sr. Maria Johanna of Our Lady of Grace made her First Profession in the hands of Sr. Denise Marie, delegate of our prioress Sr. Mary Martin. It was a joyous event for our community and also for the many friends and family who attended the ceremony. It was a great blessing that most of Sister's large family was able to make the trip down from Canada to attend, all save one of her nine siblings.
Sr. Maria Johanna's profession retreat coincided with the community's annual retreat which ended with just enough time (one day!) to prepare for the Profession. The afternoon before the big day Sr. Denise Marie, Sr. Joseph Maria (novice mistress), and Sr. Maria Johanna went over the rubrics of the Rite of Profession while Sr. Mary Catharine put the finishing touches on Sister's profession cake.
Below are three slideshows we hope you'll enjoy: the day before, the ceremony, and the reception.
This evening we begin our annual 8-day retreat! Our retreat master this year is Fr. John Corbett, OP.
Please keep us in your prayers during this time of retreat and be assured that you are in our prayers as well.
During this time of retreat we will not be able to fill any orders from the online store or requests for special enrollments. You can still obtain 'standard' enrollments from our wonderful volunteers in the monastery gift shop office between the hours of 9:30 and 4 Monday through Saturday and from around 12:30/1 until 4 on Sundays. The gift shop will also remain open.
We will be accepting orders from the Cloister Shoppe but they won't be filled until after retreat.
During retreat the monastic schedule will be slightly changed:
- Rosary & Sext 11:30 AM
- Conference in Vespers 5:00 PM
- Compline 8:00 PM
- NO TERCE
Mass will be at the usual times.
On Tuesday one of "our" seminarians, Fr. Thomas Barry, celebrated Mass for us; our chaplain Fr Gregory concelebrated. Fr. Tom as instrumental in setting up the prayer partnership between ourselves and a group of seminarians from Immaculate Conception Seminary a few years ago. It has been such a joy as "our" seminarians progressed in their training and were finally ordained deacons and then priests. They've faithfully returned to say Mass for our community and give us their blessing.
After breakfast we were able to meet with Fr. Tom in the parlor for a visit. Of course we had to give him the 'traditional' gift for a new priest saying Mass for us: one of our handwoven stoles. We hope this visit won't be the last!
Fr. Tom is a priest in the diocese of Trenton and is assigned to St. Justin the Martyr parish in Tom's River. Congratulations, Fr. Tom, on your ordination!