Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Dominican Priests

Dominic David
This week is very important for our two Dominican Brothers who are in the final days of preparing
for Priestly Ordination. Brother  Brother Ambrose Sigman and Dominic David Maichrowicz will receive the holy oil on their hands and the imposition of the hands of the Bishop to make them priests forever with the power to consecrate the bread and wine at Mass and to forgive sins. The sacred rite to confer the Sacrament of Ordination will be on Friday May 31. This is also the Feast of the Visitation of Our Blessed Mother to her cousin, Elizabeth. How beautiful to be in union with Mary as she goes forth to be of service to her kinswoman. Similarly, our Brothers will be sent forth to minister to their brothers and sisters in the world.

On the same day two other Brothers will receive Ordination to the diaconate. Brother Peter Junipero Hannah and Brother Justin Charles Gable will be ordained as deacons, the final step on their journey to the priesthood.

Peter Junipero
We increase our prayers for our Brothers that they be filled with the Holy Spirit and all His many gifts, and be ready for the great moment when they will become 'Another Christ' for our sakes. May our Blessed Mother be with them to support and guide them in their personal journey and in their ministry, just as she was there for Jesus in His ministry. And we look forward to receiving their First Blessings in the near future.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

You Are Invited

 With faith and joy
the Dominican Nuns
of Corpus Christi Monastery
cordially invite you to join us
in celebrating our
Patronal Feast Day

Corpus Christi Sunday
June 2, 2013
at 10:30 a.m.

Corpus Christi Monastery
215 Oak Grove Ave.
Menlo Park, CA

Benediction  of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the Mass

Mass celebrant and homilist
Rev. Michael Morris, O.P.

 Our main apostolate is that of prayer for you,
our Mother Church, and the world. 
Therefore, your petitions are important to us. 
This special Mass on the feast of
Corpus Christi
- the Body and Blood of Christ-
 will be offered for your intentions.

They will be placed
in the chapel where we lift up
your needs and concerns during our
daily Eucharistic Adoration and Liturgy.

Please send your intentions to us at:
Corpus Christi Monastery
215 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3272

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Monastery Garden

You might be interested in some views of our monastery garden in spring.

God's beauty is seen everywhere.

There is such an array of colors, shapes, textures, fragrance!

They all lead us to praise and bless our magnificent Creator.