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October “Come-and-See” Day: Recap (with Pics!)

A big thank you to everyone who gave their time, prayers, and resources for our October “Come-and-See” Day – it was amazing!  One attendee commented at the end of the day, “Thank you!  I have visited a number of communities and this Come and See Day has been far the most informative and beneficial to my discernment!  You’ve given a lot of great information that will be very useful to me…”

After Mass, Divine Office and breakfast, Father Reginald Martin, O.P. gave the first talk on Dominican study.  Study is one of the four pillars of Dominican life, but the practice of study for a Dominican is not what most people think!  Father shared great insights into the place study has in Dominican life.  For more information about Dominican study, you can also check out one of our past blog posts here and here.

Two of our nuns, Sister Joseph Marie, O.P. and Sister Marie Dominic, O.P. also presented different aspects of discerning God’s will and making life decisions (including tools for discernment), and about the religious vocation and in particular the vocation of a cloistered Dominican nun.

After lunch, attendees spent time with the community, hearing highlights from their vocation stories and asking questions about the life.  Finally, as the day began with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (and we had time for prayer and adoration in the middle), we ended the day with Vespers and Benediction.

Again, a big thank you to everyone for your prayers and support.  And please keep the young women who attended this “Come and See” Day in your prayers.  May God grant them peace and joy and they continue to discern His will for their lives!  And if you missed out last weekend, make plans to join us on January 21st!