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LaPetiteSoeur
[quote name='sistersintigo' timestamp='1319555645' post='2326837']

Yes, I know, this is an older post. I'm just looking at this warm-versus-cold part and thinking:
LOUISIANA, cold?! you gotta be kidding....
I would love to visit and see for myself, but NOT when humidity and heat are at their annual peak.
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It can get very cold, especially in the winter. Friends told me it was 34 last week in the morning!

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Pax_et bonum
I do recall snow once in Baton Rouge. There was like a half inch and no school lol! In Indiana, there could be a blizzard going on and we'd still have school!

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sistersintigo
[quote name='sistersintigo' timestamp='1319555897' post='2326843']

Here are links to older VS threads on the Heart of Jesus Monastery of Contemplative Dominican Sisters -

one of the threads, I forget which one, has a photo of the present Novice Mistress's solemn profession, with one of the ailing foundresses literally on a sickbed behind the grille. Riveting.
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Once more, with feeling:

...you're right, this isn't working. Edited by sistersintigo

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marigold
[quote name='sistersintigo' timestamp='1319573559' post='2326962']
Once more, with feeling:
[url="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/topic/33228"]http://www.phatmass....rum/topic/33228[/url]

[url="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/topic/102215"]http://www.phatmass....um/topic/102215[/url]

[url="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/topic/105144"]http://www.phatmass....um/topic/105144[/url]
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Nope.

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sistersintigo
[url="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/index.php?showtopic=33228"]http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/index.php?showtopic=33228[/url]


...I'm trying, really, I'm TRYING... Edited by sistersintigo

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brandelynmarie
[quote name='Pax_et bonum' timestamp='1319572092' post='2326950']
I do recall snow once in Baton Rouge. There was like a half inch and no school lol! In Indiana, there could be a blizzard going on and we'd still have school!
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Yep, one of the bonuses of learning to drive in the Mid-west winters...3 feet of snow & ice? No problem! (Although I do not recommend it on bald tires, that would be a no-no :nono:).

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sistersintigo
I'm trying, really, I'm TRYING....


[url="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/index.php?showtopic=33228"]http://www.phatmass....showtopic=33228[/url]

I GOT IT TO WORK I THINK Edited by sistersintigo

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sistersintigo
[quote name='Rising_Suns' timestamp='1264289406' post='2043088']
Please remember to pray for these nuns, as they are doing much good, and have certain enemies who do not want to see them grow (remember the trials of St. Teresa of Avila each time she founded a new foundation, it was at great costs, often ground between the teeth of great oppression and diabolical attacks).
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My reason for quoting this old post: I think you can read a similar thought in the following.

This quote comes from Monialibus issue number 8, published by....the OP Nuns worldwide. This issue came out in January 2004
which means that it summarizes the events worldwide in the previous year. One of its articles describes the travel itinerary
of Father Manuel Merten, OP, who at that time was the OP Promoter for the Dominican cloistered nuns all over the world (as you know, canonically complete monasteries of cloistered Dominican nuns answer directly to the Master General of the Order of Preachers....and so the Promoter reports to the Master General at the Dominican Curia, Santa Sabina, Rome).

So, at this point in the itinerary, it is late August 2003, and fr. Merten is completing his circuit of the United States.

"My last stop was Lockport [Louisiana].
This monastery is canonically not part of the Order. Its founder, Mother Mary Henry [of Jesus OP], came from the monastery in Lufkin [*] , and found herself called by God to go along new paths....[]
I was able to give Mother Mary Henry the sacrament of anointing the sick, during a simple celebration.
She then died a few days later.
I ask you all to pray for the small community in Lockport, which is confronted with great challenges in various ways."

Then, and today, the Lockport Dominican Contemplative Sisters are diocesan in that they report to their bishop. But as you can see, the Order of Preachers not only knows of them, but cares for them.
I think it makes a difference, that the foundress identified in this quote, was a long-time solemn-professed Dominican nun and had
lived in no less than two full-fledged monasteries of cloistered Dominican nuns....so she would be known to, and love by, the Master General and his staff at the Curia, including the promoter.

[*] Yes, Mother Mary Henry of Jesus OP (nee: McKanna) came to Lockport from Lufkin. She was among the first group of founding sisters who began the Lufkin monastery (of the Infant Jesus). And she came to Lufkin from Farmington Hills/Detroit, Michigan, which is the Dominican Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament.

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