Beginning with a beautiful Mass in the Extraordinary Form, our retreat included a talk on the Dominican Liturgical rite and how it reflects our distinct Dominican charism, and on St. Dominic’s life and places of importance in his life (thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures, Sister!) and some hallmarks of Dominican life.

Thank you to Kristen and Joe for your planning, and Fr. Chris Smith and Sr. Mary Shiela for speaking to us, and all our members who contributed delicious breakfast and lunch items that helped make our day renewing for body and soul!

IMG_6589Sister Mary Shiela, OP, speaks to us on the life of St. Dominic and hallmarks of Dominican life.

IMG_6587Fr. Christopher Smith speaks to us on the  Dominican Liturgical Rite and how it reflects our distinct Dominican charism.

And, a new Dominican Prayer to memorize: