After much prayer and discernment, we've decided to share our life's experiences, reflections and thoughts through this blog, hoping to spread the Gospel through our witness.
Although we may not personally know all the readers who stumble onto our blog, we are hopeful that the individuals who do find our content and read about our experiences are those who are in the right place, in the right time. Trusting in God's providence, we will continue to go forward in prayer and study, sharing how God is working in our lives, one story at a time.
Thank you for supporting the Joy of the Just. We know that the success of our apostolate and mission is driven solely by God's grace. We humbly ask that you remember us in your prayers, as we continue to follow in the footsteps of St. Dominic.
Joy of the Just
Initially known as the Third Order of Saint Dominic, the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic are made up of secular men and women who live in the world but follow the Constitution and Rule of the Order of Preachers. They commit to live under the four pillars of Prayer, Study, Community and Apostolate.
Our Formation Group is called the “Joy of the Just,” after a title Our Lady gave to herself during a revelation to St. Bridget of Sweden: “I am the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of Mercy; I am the Joy of the Just, and the gate of entrance for sinners to God….”
Our formation group began meeting in April, 2014. The formal postulancy began in July and these nine made their first Temporary Promises as Dominican Novices on January 19, 2015:
Sr. Catalina Rosa
Sr. Catherine of Siena
Sr. Madeleine Lange Mann
Sr. Mary Magdalene
Sr. Petra Paula
Br. Pio Benedict
Br. Raymond de Penyafort
Entering into this Year of Mercy, our Dominican chapter seeks to go deeper in formation, prayer and study. This January, several members advanced into professing temporary promises, while others were received into novitiate formation. We're excited to share this moment of our lives with you, as God calls us further into the deep of His love.