The sisters have suggested practical ways to help families and friends during restrictions: go to Keeping the Faith in Crisis

Have a holy Christmastide and God's blessings in 2021!

Going for a walk Christmas Evening - the moon looked like Bethlehem's Star!

One of the convent crib scenes.

The wheat is so thick you can stand on it!!!

Admiring the local bumper harvest!

10 young ladies considering Religious Life stayed overnight on a 'Nun Run'.
They joined us for meals, talks and prayer. A enjoyable visit!

Libera Procession for the Dead in Nov.

Pumpkin on HER convent verandah!

Final Vows 2019 - Brides of Christ

Thank you to the many friends and family members who shared our joy on the 7th of October, when Sister Mary Dominica and Sister Mary Catherine made Perpetual Profession of Vows. Bishop Columba was the principal celebrant and many religious and priests were also present. 

First Profession - Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

New junior professed-  for Sister Mary Annunciata O.P.

Sister Mary Thomas O.P. - Rest in Peace

On the Vigil of St Mary Magdalen, Patroness of the Dominican Order, Sister Mary Thomas died peacefully surrounded by her Sisters at the convent in Ganmain.
Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr Scot Anthony Armstrong, and many priest friends at St Brendan's Parish, Ganmain. She is buried in the Sisters' section in the Ganmain Cemetery.

Sister lived the Dominican life with great devotion and distinction for 66 years, dedicating herself to God and to his Church in an unobtrusive but very influential way.  Who could count the many thousands of children have passed through her capable hands in Catholic schools and missions?  How many thousand still remember her for the sound education she gave them in ‘the basics’ and most of all in the Faith. 

She had great love for the Holy Eucharist and the Divine Office. She can be counted on to go on praying for us –even more effectively – now that she has passed to the next life and knows even more about our many needs.

Thank you for your prayers for her soul and for her community.
May she rest in peace. 

Sister was born in Belfast and came to Australia to enter the Dominicans in Western Australia when she was 18 years old. 
She was professed 66 years, living the past 31 years in Ganmain. 


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