I am Sister Pat Farrell, OP, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael. We are known as the Order of Preachers – that’s what the OP stands for – and this Dominican charism of Preaching is very important to us. We find many ways to preach; St. Francis of Assisi reminds us, “Preach always. When necessary use words.” On this site you will find preaching through reflections, poetry, photography, and other images.
I live at St. Margaret Convent in San Rafael with 6 other sisters. I enjoy walking, hiking, photography, and I play the guitar and the banjo. The San Francisco Bay Area is a perfect place to do all these things! With the help of Nan Brenzel, our Vocation Promoter, I do Vocation Ministry for my congregation. Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC, a friend of mine who does the same work for her congregation calls herself a Talent Scout for God. I like that! This means that I work with women who are thinking about becoming a sister/becoming a nun. It is a great joy and privilege to share in the spiritual journeys of both women and men who are considering religious life.
Where is your heart drawing you?
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The views expressed in these pages are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.