In 1997, there were four. These founding Sisters began with nothing but faith and obedience to God’s call. From the start, the Lord drew young women to Himself through our brand new community, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.
In phases, our Motherhouse in Ann Arbor was built to house the steady stream of vocations seeking to give Christ all, to form young souls, and to serve His Church. As more young women entered, the Motherhouse was soon overflowing.
Through God’s divine providence and the sacrificial generosity of many, construction of the first phase of a new Religious House in Texas began, with the aim of accommodating our growing numbers.
It is fitting that as we enter into the hopeful season of Advent, we share our own news of hope and joy. We are now busy with the finishing touches as well as planning the Blessing of our new Texas home!
To God Himself and to the many gracious benefactors who made this possible, we humbly offer fitting and sincere thanks. We hope you will rejoice with us in this significant and indeed historic milestone as the Holy Spirit continues to breathe life into our foundresses’ original vision to spread the witness of religious life across the country. To God be the glory!
Texas Women’s Retreat Recap
We held our 5th Annual Texas Women’s Retreat on on May 5-6th at Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center in Burnet. Thank you to all of the Mothers, Grandmothers, and daughters from Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, and other parts of Texas that were able to join us for this wonderful time of relaxation and prayer. We especially want to thank Sr. Joseph Andrew, the Vocation Director and a foundress of our community, for speaking at this event. All were able to come away and rest awhile in Our Lord through spiritual talks on the vocation of Motherhood and Our Lady of Fatima, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, Mass, and prayer. What a time of grace for these beautiful ladies and for our Universal Church!
Enjoy these pictures of the event:
Stay tuned for next year’s Women’s Retreat. It will be wonderful.
Thank you to all who helped make this event a success. On October 22, the Sisters celebrated the 800th birthday of the Dominican Order with more than 300 people from different parts of Texas and even some friends from New Mexico! We are also grateful for all the priests who joined us for the event. Fr. Will Stratten from St. Helen Catholic Church offered the opening prayer and blessing, and the Sisters invited the guests to pray the rosary at the Prayer Garden. Afterwards, Mother Assumpta provided an update on the Construction Project of the Texas Religious House. We had a wonderful performance by the Round Rock Folklorico Group, while adults and children enjoyed delicious cupcakes baked by our wonderful volunteers. Please enjoy the lovely pictures below, courtesy of Courtney Petiprin!