Tag: dominican sisters of san rafael

Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration

Today we celebrate the 170th Anniversary of our congregation’s founding. Mother Mary Goemaere, OP, began, in San Francisco on December 6, 1850, the community of Dominican sisters who were to become The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. We are most grateful! Love equally all kinds… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration”

Wednesday of Hope – Where Is God?

God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle – and my heart and thoughts. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Where Is God?”

On the First Day of Christmas

The Christmas Star in the night sky, the shining of the Christmas light in the night – all this is the sign that light breaks into darkness. Though we see about us the darkness of unrest, of family discord, of class struggle, of competitive… Continue Reading “On the First Day of Christmas”

Maya Angelou on Gratitude

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou Sister Adele, though not doing photography work presently, continues to graciously offer her gifts with a spirit of joy. And we are all blessed by her work and her cheerful disposition.… Continue Reading “Maya Angelou on Gratitude”

The World Prays for Peace

The Dominican Sisters of Peace shared with us the following prayer for the International Day of Peace Gentle Spirit, Breathe in us the wind of truth, wisdom and righteousness. May your Presence inspire us to create labyrinths of peace. Compassionate One, Make our hearts… Continue Reading “The World Prays for Peace”

Photo Challenge: Unique

Today’s reading from the Letter to the Hebrews is very stirring and encourages us to persevere. Brothers and sisters: Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and… Continue Reading “Photo Challenge: Unique”

On the Second Day of Christmas

From the Christmas Card of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael to you: God’s infinite love has come to us. God chose to become human to teach us to live in trust, in hope, and in love.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

We conveniently forget what we have been taught. For we read in Deuteronomy 10:19: So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land.” And our President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, Remember, remember always, that all… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign”

I Love Being a Nun!

While this post is entitled, “I Love Being a Nun!”, actually I am a sister. Nuns are those who are cloistered and primarily involved in the ministry of prayer. Those of us who are sisters are involved in apostolic ministry – and that’s a… Continue Reading “I Love Being a Nun!”

The Feast of Saint Dominic

  We celebrate the Feast of Saint Dominic on August 8th. Saint Dominic founded the Dominican Order 800 years ago: the nuns in 1206, the friars in 1216. This allows us to celebrate our special anniversary for ten years. You can find a brief… Continue Reading “The Feast of Saint Dominic”