Dominican Nun Delves Into the Mystery of the Rosary

Sister Mary Catharine provides a motherly service on this feast of Our Lady. 

Dominican Sister Mary Catharine Perry is the novice mistress of The Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J. (a congregation of cloistered nuns ranging in age from 24-95, with a blog at

A Massachusetts native, she is also the author of a work of fiction set in a monastery. In an interview to mark the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, she provided a deeper window into the cloistered life in the New York metropolitan area and does what Dominicans do so well: teach about the Rosary to those of us outside monastery walls.

You and your sisters celebrated Rosary Sunday this past weekend. What was that all about, and why is it a different day than the feast this Friday on my Catholic calendar?

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