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Nashville Dominicans expand to Scotland

Catholic World News - August 28, 2013

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has welcomed the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, popularly known as the Nashville Dominicans, to his diocese.

The congregation’s charism includes devotion to Mass and the Blessed Sacrament, the choral recitation of the Divine Office and Rosary, the wearing of the habit, and reverence for the Magisterium, according to its website.

“I’m old enough to remember Westerns,” Bishop Gilbert preached. “And here we are, wagons drawn close, feeling our last days have come and our scalps about to be removed, when – lo and behold – the US 7th Cavalry appears over the hill. Here they are, armed not with carbines but rosaries. And we can breathe again.”

“The religious life, as history ancient and recent shows, is not all glory,” he continued. “Corruptio optimi pessima [the corruption of the best is the worst]. But when it is good, it is very good. Every renewal of the Church has had a renewal of religious life at its heart.”

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  • Posted by: MatJohn - Aug. 28, 2013 10:12 PM ET USA

    The teaching Order of Nashville Dominicans are booming. Young women are flocking to the doors of an order unabashedly Catholic, focused on the Magisterium and committed to the Church's social and moral teachings. A blueprint that will attract anyone who is serious about evangelization?

  • Posted by: Athelstan - Aug. 28, 2013 7:22 PM ET USA

    Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Aug. 28, 2013 9:46 AM ET USA

    great quote from Bishop Gilbert. The 7th Cavalry is arriving!!!

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