Friday, December 3, 2010

Archdiocese welcomes Sisters of St. Cecilia

Nashville nun to return to Vancouver

From left to right: Sr. Marian Sartain,
Mother Ann-Marie Karlovic and Sr.
Mary Jacinta Li at the Vigil for Life at
Holy Rosary Cathedral
Members of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia recently took part in the worldwide Vigil for Life in Vancouver on Nov. 27, including Sr. Mary Jacinta Li (pictured right) who is a Vancouver native and cousin of Fr. Anthony Ho.

Mother Anne-Marie (pictured centre) recently informed Archbishop Miller that the Sisters plan to establish a foundation in the Archdiocese with the help of Fr. Ron Thompson of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.

With the establishment of this foundation, Sr. Li will be returning to the Lower Mainland to assume the title of first superior.

Archbishop Miller has asked parishioners to pray for the Sisters and "that their presence and apostolic work will be fruitful in our local Church."

"It is a blessing that the presence of religious women in the Archdiocese will be strengthened and the presence of the Dominican Family now brought to its full compliment of priest, contemplative nuns and sisters," Archbishop Miller said.

A video on the Dominican Sisters of St. Celia can be found here.


  1. The Nuns of the Order of Preachers made the first English Canadian foundation here about 11 years ago. They have just moved to Squamish and are hoping to build their permanent monastery soon!

  2. I was educated by the Domiican Sisters in grammar school. Since then I have an admiration for them.

    We are indeed blessed to have them in our archdiocese.

    J Cullina
    Marianist Affiliate


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