Sr. Emmanuella, O.P.
Novice Mistress | Dominican Nuns | Springfield, IL
217-787-0481 or 856-278-6939
When one thinks of contemplative nuns – women living a hidden life of prayer – hardly ever does anyone think of Dominican nuns. It is, rather, Carmelites, Poor Clares, or Trappistines that come to mind. In fact, most people are not aware that Dominican nuns even exist. And this even at the highest level of Church authority! Very often when questionnaires/bulletins are sent out from the Sacred Congregation for Religious, we Dominican nuns are overlooked.
A song of ascents
I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
From whence shall come my help?
At this, the beginning of our journey, it’s natural to ask questions, to have worries and anxieties. The singer is far from the center of worship and from God, but still there is trust.
A song of ascents
The LORD answered me when I called in my distress:
When we cry out to God we are always heard. Whether we cry out loudly to the mountains or find ourselves weeping quietly in our room, God hears us. And as surely as hears us, so too does he answer us. Our pilgrimage begins with this assurance: Emmanuel, God with us.
The 150 Psalms contained in the Bible leave no experience unseen and no emotion unfelt. They speak to us throughout the long years of this world and our own lives. Not only do they speak, but they train and condition us for the Christian life. St. Ambrose of Milan called the Psalms the “gymnasium of the soul.”
Dominican Friars of St. Louis, MO
The Dominican Friars living at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, MO are members of both the Central U.S. Province and the Southern U.S. Province. Our student friars go through their formation together at the St. Louis Studium, otherwise known as the House of Studies.