Sister shares love of woodworking with students

Dominican Sister Maria Kolbe’s pupils have made candle holders, stools, plaques, and more           By Gabrielle Nolan The first time Sister Maria Kolbe Rossi, OP, worked with wood, she was in the sixth grade. “It was a woodworking class in school that you took during the day, and it was once …

Dominican Sisters reflect on past year in classrooms, convent

It’s been one year since a novel coronavirus arrived, closing schools, introducing the concept of “social distancing,” and even suspending the public celebration of Mass. For the eight Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville who teach in Diocese of Knoxville schools, it’s been a year of uncertainty, adjustment, …

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia elect prioress general, councilors

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation have elected Mother Anna Grace Neenan, OP, to lead the religious community for the next six years as the prioress general. In addition to the election of Mother Anna Grace, the Dominican Sisters elected to serve on the community’s General Council Sister Anne …

Dominicans professing include one from Oak Ridge

Five young women recently made their perpetual profession of the simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville. Among those making final profession was Sister Scholastica Niemann, OP, a former member of St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge. Sister Scholastica is the …

Seven from KCHS visit Dominicans’ motherhouse

Seven Knoxville Catholic High School students took the opportunity Oct. 31-Nov. 1 to travel to the motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville. The trip was designed to give the young women a chance to grow in faith, experience religious life firsthand, and to pray and …