May is Mary's month! Sunday is "First Sunday" here at the monastery as we continue our nearly 90 year tradtion of the Rosary Pilgrimage.
While we had fewer pilgrims than usual—most likely because in the area parishes it was also First Holy Communion Sunday—we all came with hearts full of love to honor our Blessed Mother and crown her as the Queen of our hearts!
Rev. Bro. Isaiah Mary Molano, OP was the guest preacher. He led us through meditating on the meaning of the fifth Glorious Mystery, the Crowning of our Lady as Queen of heaven and earth. You can listen to his homily below.
Brother Isaiah is from the Holy Name Province, also known as the "western province" of the Dominican Order but he is here this year studying at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. He will be ordained to the priesthood next year.
Molly Sauer, daughter of the podiatrist of many of our sisters crowned our Lady's statue...on her First Holy Communion Day!
Every little girl is happy that Rich Sofie is there to help!
Bro. Isaiah Mary preaches.