Our New Year tradition features the drawing of patron saints for the coming year. Holy cards with the names of Dominican saints are placed in the crib in our recreation room. After singing a hymn, each of us approaches the crib and takes a card which has a saint's name on the back. The one we draw is the one we will look to in the coming year for inspiration, encouragement and support.
Besides an invidual patron saint, we have one designated for our monastery, and one for the novitiate. For 2012, St Rose of Lima will be praying for our community and the Holy Family will watch over the Novitiate.
All you holy angels and saints, pray for us!