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Celine and Samantha meet the Dominican Sisters

Mary Rose Bacani Valenti

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Students from St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School in Brampton, Ontario with two of the Dominican Sisters of St. CeciliaThis past Saturday, grade 7 students Celine Sousa and Samantha Moss from St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School in Brampton, Ontario attended a screening of the new documentary Beloved: The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Celine and Samantha wrote this account of their day in Toronto.
The St. Josephine Bakhita students loved the “beloved” Dominican Sisters! Archbishop Thomas Collins, Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. and the Dominican Sisters brought the light of Jesus with them on April 4th. We felt like we were among old friends, talking about the Lord we all love. Their light and their spirit were infectious and we left the day ready to spread the Good News of Our Lord.
Palm Sunday Mass in St. Michael's Cathedral on April 4th, 2009When we watched the film Beloved, we learned about the process of how to become a Nashville Dominican. The sisters are very humble and kind--they were always smiling! It was nice to see examples of different nuns and why they chose to become nuns. Two great examples were the nun who was previously a lawyer and another who had been a ballerina. We were amazed by how committed they are to Jesus and how they want to create a little piece of Heaven on earth. We will never forget them.
That evening, we went to an amazing WYD rally at St. Paul’s Basilica and Palm Sunday Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral. The basilica was absolutely gorgeous. It had all these beautiful paintings on the ceiling and a huge organ. Then at the cathedral, we had never seen so many priests giving a mass all at once. It was magical!
Ceiling of St. Paul's Basilica in TorontoSt. Josephine Bakhita wants to give a special thanks to Salt + Light Television for inviting us to this special event. You treated us so great!

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