Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

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The Dominican Order has the tradition of celebrating the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7th.  The feast celebrates the the anniversary of the victory of the Christian fleet in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto, defeating an Ottoman fleet off western Greece.  Pope Saint Piux V, a Dominican, had asked the faithful to pray the rosary to attain victory.  Therefore, he instituted the feast that was formerly called Our Lady of Victory.  Many Dominican monasteries have the custom of blessing roses in honor of the feast.

General Assembly of Dominican Nuns

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The Dominican Nuns recently held their General Assembly.  The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia of Nashville, TN, kindly hosted their meeting.  The lovely picture featured above was taken at the end of the meeting.

CBS News NY April 28, 2016 – Nuns seek help from public to repair their monastery

Corpus Christi Monastery was featured on Channel 2 CBS News in New York on April 28th.    The nuns need help from the public to repair the almost 130-year-old monastery chapel that has extensive damage from mold, peeling paint and wallpaper.  They are hoping to have it repaired in time for their celebration of the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order and the feast of Corpus Christi on May 29th.

Nuns Hope Public Can Help With Funds Needed For Repairs At 130-Year-Old Bronx Monastery