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King St Louis has the distinction of being the only French King to be canonised (he was also a personal friend of St Thomas Aquinas!). His memory will no doubt be more dear to us, however, because that was the day that the new building was approved by the Council for occupancy. Two days later,… Continue Reading

Music Competition

Hail! Saint Dominic, Holy Father,Hail! O friend of God, to thee!Chosen Knight of Christ and Mary;Guardian of the Rosary. So goes the opening verse of the Hymn of St Dominic which by now is a familiar and beloved tune to the Sisters and their pupils here in St Dominic’s College. The hymn, penned by Sister… Continue Reading

Loving Wisely

For the girls we teach, however, St Mary Magdalene is an example too, especially as the world we live in today is, as Father mentioned in his sermon, a factory designed especially to produce on a great scale women according to the model of Mary of Magdala before her conversion.  It is a sad and… Continue Reading


The Sunday before, we had a Procession of the Holy Name of Jesus. Processions are a big part of the Liturgy in the Dominican Order, and the second Sunday of the month is usually dedicated to the Holy Name. We didn’t really have a place to process to, but I think Our Lord was still… Continue Reading

The week and a bit just past

On the Feast of Pentecost, it is customary in our Congregation for each Sister to receive a “Gift” of the Holy Ghost and also a “Fruit” of the Holy Ghost. During the singing of the Veni Creator Spiritus during the hour of Terce, the Prioress goes along the choir with a tray with these gifts,… Continue Reading

May, the Month of Our Lady

“The mystery of the Ascension raised Mary’s thoughts still higher heavenwards. The evening of that day, when she withdrew to the Supper-room with the Apostles (Acts 1:14) she must have felt, as they too did, how empty the world was without Jesus. The difficulty of converting the pagan world loomed up in all its magnitude.… Continue Reading