The Holy Preaching

The Dominican Sisters are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative: ‘The Holy Preaching’. This will be a monthly gathering consisting of a short talk, refreshments and prayer. The first series of talks will be looking at The Eight Evil Thoughts and the Healing of the Modern Mind.  

All welcome! 

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A Lenten Day of Recollection

Ladies!  are you in need of a day of prayer and reflection to prepare for Holy Week?  If so, contact us via the website or contact Sr angeal directly, using the email address given on the poster.

The Mystery of Christ According to St Thomas: A New Lecture course

by Sr Mary Magdalene Eitenmiller o.p.

I will be offering a Thomistic Studies course on The Mystery of Christ according to St. Thomas. The 9-week class runs from March 4 - April 29, each Friday night at 7:30 pm online (with recordings available if you need to miss or just want to watch it again.)
A course description, syllabus, and link to register are available at .
I realize that some of you have already attended this class previously, but I would appreciate your help in getting the word out, too.

What is the Synod, and why should we be interested?

by Sr Ann Caherine Swailes o.p.

What is a synod? have there been synods before?  Can a synod change Chuch doctrine?  In a talk at Fisher house where she works as a chaplain, Sr Ann addresses these and many other questions in relation to the upcoming 'Synod on Synodality' put forward by Pope Francis. Click on the image to see the video

Prayer – the Spark of Divine Love

by Sr Tamsin Mary Geach o.p.

Why do we want to pray?   Prayer is at base the development of our relationship of Love with God.  While I was preparing this talk I was given a firm reminder of my place in all this by a reading from the Divine Office: 

‘Love of God is not something that can be taught. We did not learn from someone else how to rejoice in light or want to live, or to love our parents or guardians. It is the same – perhaps even more so – with our love for God: it does not come by another’s teaching.  As soon as the living creature (that is, man) comes to be, a power of reason is implanted in us like a seed, containing within it the ability and the need to love. When the school of God’s law admits this power of reason, it cultivates it diligently, skilfully nurtures it, and with God’s help brings it to perfection.

 For this reason, as by God’s gift, I find you with the zeal necessary to attain this end, and you on your part help me with your prayers

Read more: Prayer – the Spark of Divine Love

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