St. Dominic's Day

On Monday we celebrated the Feast Day of our Founder, St. Dominic. As usual it was a festive day: all the 'bells and whistles' for prayers and all laughter and celebration outside of prayers! (Note: no actual bells or whistles were used at Office!) The St. Dominic statue that used to reside outside our downstairs guest room was given a full makeover by Sr. Mary Ana with the help of Ellie Culver. The statue previously had been painted over and over again and finally had paint just peeling off. Now he looks beautiful...I mean handsome! Dominic was brought up to our community room and placed on the beautiful wooden stand made by Sr. Mary Magdalene. We lit our Jubilee candle (made and painted by Sr. Mary Catharine) at his feet.

After breakfast Sr. Clare showed the sisters how to blow clear plastic bubbles with a kit she had brought. The level of success was diverse, but some sisters caught on quickly. It is harder than it looks! As usual we munched on snacks while we chatted and admired each others' bubbles. Sr. Mary Veronica made a bubble tower while Sr. Clare's big bubble was hung from the ceiling as added decoration.  There were also all of the St. Dominic greetings and cards to read from our Dominican monasteries and friends here and abroad to look through. We always love to read how our sisters are doing!

For dinner Sr. Mary Ana cooked up some delicious ribs while Sr. Mary Catharine made her famous cannoli for dessert. At noon Sr. Mary Martin, Sr. Maureen, and Sr. Mary Magdalene went to the parlor to draw the winners for the Guild's raffle. Congratulations to the winners! In the afternoon we enjoyed each others company while at the same time enjoying a treat of ice cream cones.

What a lovely day to celebrate St. Dominic!