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Meet Sister Maria of the Trinity, O.P.!

“The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit.” – John 3:8

This Scripture rings particularly true for one of our newest sisters, Sister Maria of the Trinity.  You can read her story here.

Sister Maria of the Trinity came to our monastery as a temporary professed nun from St. Dominic’s Monastery in Linden, Virginia as part of her continuing discernment.  In the couple of months that followed, she discerned that the West coast culture was a better fit for her and where God was leading her to live out her contemplative Dominican vocation, and so she asked to formally transfer from St. Dominic’s Monastery to Corpus Christi Monastery.  On July 26th, she renewed her simple vows in the hands of our prioress, Sister Maria Christine, O.P., and became a member of our monastic community.

Dominicans often tell others with a smile, “when you meet one Dominican, you’ve met one Dominican,” meaning no two Dominicans are exactly alike.  The same is even more true for Dominican communities.  While each Dominican community shares a common Dominican spirit and foundation (and naturally, there are certain fundamentals that make up Dominican life), because Dominican life is to be ordered toward the salvation of souls, the details of how Dominican life is lived often varies between communities in different regions and cultures.  While no community is perfect, for each person God calls, He also leads him or her to the community that will be the best fit for that person’s temperament and culture.  How beautiful is His providence!

Deo Gratias!