|Some of the Sisters at the Dighton house.|
|Shrine to Our Lady in the convent chapel.|
|Offering God praise and worship.|
By Sister Therese Maria Touma
We are currently living in a convent in Dighton with the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation as a temporary arrangement while we await the completion of the renovations our convent in Dartmouth. Due to the delays and the extensive renovations, we were not able to move in as was scheduled in June. However, on the upside a good amount of electrical and painting progress have been made recently.
Moreover, the Dominican Sisters we are staying with have so beautifully and graciously open their doors and hearts to us. They are an international community of religious sisters founded by a French women Blessed Marie Poussepin in the 17th century. Now, they are more than 3000 sisters present in 34 countries including Lebanon, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Today, the original inspiration of the foundress to serve in the parish, educate the youth and care for the sick and poor is kept alive in their various missionary works. “Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel.” The Sisters are called to evangelize by their life in the schools, hospitals, different education centers, pastoral works and missionary insertions into rural areas.The Dominican Sisters have been in the U.S. for over 100 years. They are currently involved in healthcare staffing Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River and education teaching catechism in the parishes and to the poor in rural areas.
We thank God for the Sisters’ warm hospitality and generosity in housing us and making us feel right at home with their community. We thank them especially for their goodness in reaching out to us in our needs as we transition into our new home. Please keep the intentions of their community in your prayers.Read more about the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation - USA.