Six profess vows as Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation
Six young women professed the simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as members of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee on August 10, 2022. Among those who made their First Profession was Sister Hannah Rose Dobson, O.P., a former parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, St Marys, and St Finbar’s Catholic Church, Glenbrook, New South Wales, both in the Diocese of Parramatta.
Sister Hannah Rose is the daughter of Ian Dobson and Carolyn Rosier. A graduate of Blaxland High School in New South Wales, she attended Macquarie University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences and a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Elementary Education degree at Aquinas College, Nashville, owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia.
The Mass for the Rite of First Religious Profession was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. The Most Reverend J. Mark Spalding, Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville, was the main celebrant. The homilist was the Reverend Ambrose Little, O.P., a Dominican Priest of the Province of St Joseph.
In addition to the sisters making first profession of vows, eight sisters professed their perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience with the Nashville Dominicans on July 25, 2022.
In 1860, the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia was established in Nashville, where its Motherhouse is located. The Sisters of St. Cecilia are dedicated to the apostolate of Catholic education. The community of 300 sisters serves in 53 schools throughout the United States and abroad, with mission houses in Sydney and Melbourne; Vancouver, British Columbia; Bracciano, Italy; Elgin, Scotland; Sittard, The Netherlands, and Limerick, Ireland.
For more information on the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia Congregation, please visit their website at www.nashvilledominican.org
With thanks to the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia Congregation.