As we celebrate the Feast of St. Dominic, we shall defer to our Dominican brothers and sisters for words of wisdom about their Holy Father. Do visit the Summit Dominicans' blog and Fr. Powell's blog -- both of which will, no doubt, be honoring their Holy Founder.
Our monastery has a special connection to the Dominicans. Our very first history, A Story of Courage was written in 1894 by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, youngest daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne and wife of George Lathrop. Rose, widowed in 1898, went on to become Mother Mary Alphonsa, foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne. Click here to read more about this Servant of God, whose cause was introduced in 2003.
Many blessings to all the sons and daughters of St. Dominic. May they, by their preaching and by their prayers, draw many souls to Christ and his Church.