Friday, July 31, 2009

More pics from the VCI

A class on the Conferences of John Cassian with Father Thomas, O. Praem.
Father Thomas Nelson, O. Praem. ; class with Father was intense and profound!

Father Norbert Wood O. Praem taught on the Ideal of the Consecrated Life in the New Testament...Father may look serious here but his classes are both intensely intellectually stimulating and full of laughter!

Sister Elizabeth Marie and Sister Mary Catherine just outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. We just had to visit Our Lady's Shrine...especially since the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is our Patronal Feast!
Three Vietnamese Dominican Sisters together with Sister Mary Paul came with us to visit the Franciscan Monastery in D.C.! These Monks are the same as those who are working in the Holy Land. We were so excited when we heard that there are replicas of the Holy Sites and the Roman Catacombs in the crypt of the Main Church! It was so moving to see!

Just inside the outer walls of the Monastery grounds.

Sister Bernadette helped to form a Schola for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with Mass being offered in the Extraordinary Form.

We enjoyed spending a Holy Hour in Adoration of Our Lord every evening during the two week VCI sessions.

Our new friends in the Lord, The Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church.

Sister Mary Catherine and Sister Mary Paul with Our Lady of Vietnam in the National Shrine.

Why I'd love to go down the Shanendoah River in a canoe!!!

Everybody say...JESUS!!!


  1. Wonderful pics of the sisters - when I see nuns in "Full Habit", it gives me hope - they are true witnesses of the faith. God bless them!

  2. a great website it is wonderful to see thank you