A Meditation On Our Pilgrimage to Jasna Góra
For the 150th Jubilee Year Celebration of our Congregation recently, some of the Sisters from the North American Province travelled to our motherhouse in Wielowieś, in the southeast part of Poland.
On May 19, our Sisters gathered in the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki, Cracow, in Poland. Continue reading ‘Our Hearts Were Raised in Gratitude June 16 to the Virgin in Częstochowa’ »
Complete gallery on our Polish website
The long-expected day of the central celebrations of our 150th Jubilee Year finally came. On May 19, 2012, Sisters of our Congregation gathered in the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki, Cracow, in Poland.
The blue sky over the Sanctuary directed the eyes of the soul towards the One who has generously given to us from the treasury of His infinite Mercy. Continue reading ‘Our Merciful God is Thanked at Our 150th-Year Jubilee Mass’ »
This is the continuation of the story of the life of the Mother Maria Kolumba, foundress of the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. In our previous installment, the Chapel and Convent of the sisters were solemnly consecrated, and the sisters moved into their new home, continuing to work and serve the village people.
The convent at the motherhouse today in Wielowies, Poland. The structure that suffered fire damage years ago was wooden.
The house of the sisters was made of wood, and had served the sisters for ten years. However, one night, a fire broke out in the attic after one of the sisters started a fire with more fuel than normal. As Mother Kolumba’s biographer writes, “Most surely it was Guardian Angel who woke up that Sister reminding her to pay homage to Lord Jesus Latent in Holiest Sacrament in church” and began to toll the bell to warn the other sisters. The sisters woke up the Reverend Mother, and the villagers helped to extinguish the fire before serious damage was done.
The sisters were hesitant to build any further fires for warmth, and when they began to complain of the cold, Mother Kolumba encouraged them to turn their need into a virtue, and to stop mentioning the cold temperature. Continue reading ‘Attic Fire, Roof Problems Add to Tribulations of Sisters’ »