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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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Mother Catherine all aglow (with light and love!) Ad multos annos!

St Catherine of Siena, Patroness of our Congregation

The Easter holidays here at Tynong ended “with a bang”, as they say, with the Feast of St Catherine of Siena, who is the patroness of our Congregation, and also the patron saint of our beloved Mother Prioress and Mistress of Novices, Mother Mary Catherine, O.P.

Mother’s Feastday began with the beautiful sung Ist Vespers of St Catherine, where we begged our holy patroness – should our voices be “insufficient to be well accepted” – to forgive us our great lack of talent and assist us in singing the praises of God in His saints. As the words of her Vespers hymn rang out in our little chapel, we certainly hoped that we would imitate the virtue and wisdom of St Catherine, who was “balanced, courageous, loyal, just and prudent” – a truly valiant woman who gave all for Christ!

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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 astarinthesouth@gmail.com. Our postal address is in the newsletter if you prefer a hard copy. Write to us!

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