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The Two Houses of the Congregation and Our Current Projects

St Dominic's Convent, Wanganui, NZ
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Rosary Convent, Victoria, AUS

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Pray for us!

“Do what you have to do with joy and a loving heart.”

Before all things, most dear Sisters, love God, and after Him, your neighbour.

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Sister Agnes potting bulbs and carnation cuttings

How Time Flies

Time has flown by yet again, and we are already more than midway through August, which has been simply chock-full of activity. Before school began again on the last week of July, however, some of us had the happiness and privilege of lunching with Sister Shirley Gallagher, D.O.L.S.H. Now an octogenarian, Sister had spent 50 years in the missions in Papua New Guinea. We were given a wonderful talk on her life as a Sister in the missions, and it was inspiring to hear of Sister Shirley’s unbounded trust in the Providence of God. When we asked her how she managed to persevere through all the challenges she faced in New Guinea (from having to resuscitate a newborn baby upon her arrival, fresh off the boat – to protecting the schoolgirls from thugs with guns and running refugee and rescue stations for villagers uprooted by volcano eruptions – she simply said, “You just had to pray very hard!” Her talk was candid, refreshing, and a real treat for all of us.

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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!

Issue 11: Our Latest Newsletter

The Sisters also publish a web-journal intermittently. To access the full archive of journal entries, click here.