It's official! Our own Fr. Joseph Augustine Di Noia, OP will be the next Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. There have been rumours online and among the nuns and friars of this news, but nothing was certain until today. We, the nuns, felt like we were losing our touch because usually we get the news first and then pass it on to our brethren. Our friars can depend on us for our prayers AND for the latest news of what's going on among themselves!
Fr. Augustine is named the titular archbishop of Oregon City. The episcopal ordination will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on July 11, 2009 at 2 pm.
While, Fr. Di Noia was a regular visitor to our monastery giving lectures and a retreat, a few of our sisters in particular were formed theologically under Fr. Di Noia through the Theological Formation Program which was a program designed for our new sisters in formation. Fr. Gus has a special place in the hearts and prayers of ALL the Dominican Nuns in the US and Canada.
Congratulations Fr. Gus! Our prayers are always with you.