Dominicans Sisters of St. Cecilia – “You Belong to Us!”

op tn 2A little boy once asked a religious sister, “Are you married?” When she said no, he said, “Good, ’cause then you belong to us.” Thus begins an article in the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia‘s latest newsletter. I think it sums up perfectly the Year of Consecrated. Let us celebrate consecrated men and women who, because they belong totally to God, belong totally to us.

There are so many news items  to relate relative to the Nashville Dominicans that one hardly knows where to start. Here we go:

  • Two sisters are now teaching at a high school in Auburndale, Tenessee.
  • Sister Anne Frances is full-time on the campus ministry staff at Providence College
  • They have a new foundation in the Sittard, Netherlands, where strangely enough the Peruvian Dominican St. Rose of Lima is patroness.
  • They acquired Villaggio Betania, 20 miles NW of Rome, Italy, to provide a home base for sisters studying in Rome, for facilities for the study abroad program of Aquinas College, and to support evangelization efforts. It was previously owned by the Dominican Sisters of Bethany so it stays in the Dominican family.
  • They are expanding Bethany Retreat House to accommodate the growing number of people seeking a place of quiet and prayer.

According to their last update to us, they are over 300 sisters, including 60 in formation!!

Mother Ann Marie, OP, says: “Each of us is called by God to ‘reach out to others  and seek their good’ (Pope Francis). At a time when  our world is experiencing so much anguish in its search for the peace that only God can give, let us ask Him to make us instruments of hope. Wherever He places us each day, let us allow Him to be at work in us to bring the peace of Christ and the joy of the Gospel.”

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  1. ADVENT,CHRISTMAS 2014,2015..

    Wish the Entire Community a Bless and Peaceful Advent,Christmas and New Year!

    Updated Prayer Request.

    Slow Recovery from the Death of Our Only Son and Other(Severe Financial Misery,Health Issues and Other Losses and Deaths….)Ongoing Sorrows…


    Dear Sisters & Community of Prayer,

    Thank you for praying with us daily in our long struggle to God’s Peace and Eternal Rest! Thank you for your patience in our pain and sorrows!


    Please continue to pray(Nov,Dec..Advent,Christmas 2014,2015..or as long as possible?)with us daily for God’s Healing and Protecting Peace in our Broken Hearts and Lives!Please pray for God’s Protection because of our broken hearts and financial hardship which makes us more vulnerable to predators!

    Please if Possible?

    Can you pass Urgent Prayer Request on:Nuns,Sisters,Priests,Friars,Monks,Communities of Prayer,Prayer Groups,Prayer Chains and Others you know of in the Worldwide Community of Prayer?

    Meanwhile,We will continue to stay at our Post in Faith and Hope with the help of your daily prayers!

    In His Christmas Peace,

    Bill and Carol. usa

    1. Dear Bill and Carol, We pray that the Holy Family may help you find His peace this Christmas season. We will pray for you both.

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