All Souls Day

Is there not a beautiful thought connected with prayer for the dead? Were it not sad to feel that when our loved ones pass away, they are wholly separated from us? Through prayer we may still hold communion with them; by the spirit of prayer we may gather the inspiration and clothe ourselves with the mantle they were clothed with. In blessing them we receive their blessing….

– Andrew Barrett, The Shakers

Mother Justin Barry visits the grave of Sister Dominica Arguello, remembered in California history as Dominica Arguello, who is often mentioned in the early history of California. Photo taken, circa 1955.

Mother Justin was the Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters of Sister of San Rafael from 1953 to 1965.  Sister Dominica was the first woman to enter a convent in California.

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