Professions for Irish Dominican Sisters

Apostolic Sisters & Contemplative Sisters celebrate
Sister Cathy Howard OP makes first profession in the hands of her prioress, Sr Breda Carroll

Irish Dominican Sisters, both apostolic and contemplative, rejoiced at the beginning of February when two Dominican sisters made first profession. 

Sr Sabine Schratz OP made profession on 1st February in the Cabra Congregation of Dominican Sisters, apostolic sisters with a long engagement in education, while Sr Cathy Howard OP made profession in her monastery of St Catherine of Siena, County Louth, the following day. 

Both celebrations took place during the celebration of Mass and in the presence of Dominican friars, their family and their friends. 

The professions were a special source of joy as they took place in a context of greater confidence in the future of the Dominican sisters, active and complative, in Ireland. Two women began the formal period of formation with the Cabra sisters in early January this year and the monastery has several young sisters who have already made solemn (life-long) profession.

Please pray for Sr Sabine and Sr Cathy as they continue on their Dominican journey.  

Pictures of the two events can be found on the friars' vocations blog: