What’s happening at the Motherhouse and Novitiate at Rosary Convent..?

Happy and Holy Eastertide to one and all from all of us here at the Motherhouse and Novitiate in Tynong!

With the help of many generous and strong-armed men (and women!), we have moved into our brand new Convent at 1 Tynong Road. Despite some hiccups with being connected with the outside world – we have been phone-less, then internet-less, and then both phone-less and internet-less in the past few days – it is lovely to be here in the new buildings. The separate novitiate, larger common rooms and spacious verandahs certainly contribute to a more contemplative atmosphere. For nature-lovers, we also have new winged neighbours in the form of white-faced herons and black-winged stilts, and flocks and flocks of wood ducks that convene regularly on the Convent grounds. The Easter holidays have indeed been a welcome break for all the Sisters, who have enjoyed relaxing trips to Wilson’s Botanical Gardens and Phillip Island with Mother Catherine while the sun still shines and before we buckle down for a wet winter.

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.

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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.