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The Two Houses of the Congregation and Our Current Projects

St Dominic's Convent, Wanganui, NZ
Current Projects: Help us to build our new home!
Rosary Convent, Victoria, AUS

Our latest newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. This issue contains a special invitation to the 20th anniversary celebrations of St Dominic’s College – and an article written by Mother Mary Micaela about the early days and the first decade of the school in Wanganui. Do help us pass it on to your friends!

Two Newly Professed Sisters for the Congregation

Epiphany 2019: The Community in Tynong, Australia

On the Feast of the Epiphany 2019, the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui under the protection of Our Lady of the Rosary and St Catherine of Siena welcomed 3 more Sisters fully into our midst. Sr Mary Agnes, O.P. from Australia, and Sr Mary Osanna, O.P. from Samoa, made their first vows with us in a moving ceremony presided by Fr Alphonsus Mary, C.Ss.R. Sr Teresa Joseph, O.P. from U.S.A. made perpetual profession in the hands of Mother Mary Micaela, O.P., Prioress General of the Congregation, while three more Sisters renewed their vows for a further two years. The Mass was offered by Rev Fr Alphonsus Mary, C.Ss.R, who was assisted by the Rev Frs Jules Belisle and Raphael du Chazaud. The sermon was preached by Rev Fr Gerard Hogan. The Sisters would like to thank all the priests, seminarians and altar servers, and also all our friends and families who made it all the way to Tynong – some from as far away as the United States, Canada and Samoa – to join us in a day filled with grace. May God bless you all and grant us perseverance.

The Southern Star: Newsletter for the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui

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Four times a year, the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui publish a newsletter, The Southern Star, with news and views from the Convent. To read the latest newsletter, click here. Back issues can be accessed by clicking on the newsletter cover on the left.

O Jesus, gentlest Love, let Thy will be done in us always as it is in Heaven by your angels and saints!
- St Catherine of Siena

If you would like to e-subscribe and receive the newsletter on a regular basis, do send us a request at thesouthernstar@dominicansisters.net.nz. Our postal address is in the newsletter if you prefer a hard copy. Write to us!

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