Dominican Nuns of Holy Rosary Monastery and Friars of the Irish Dominican Province in Trinidad at Renessa’s clothing ceremony.
Renessa ex volunteer of DVI is now Sr Mary Magdalen.
On Divine Mercy Sunday April 7th I received the habit of a Dominican contemplative nun officially starting my one year novitiate at Holy Rosary Monastery, Trinidad with my chosen religious name of Sr. Mary Magdalen of the Resurrection. This name has especial significance for me since reflection on Scipture passages involving Mary Magdalen, who is also the Patroness of the Order, I was moved to follow my vocation into contemplative life. Moreover, my natural name Renessa means rebirth, in keeping with the Easter themes of baptism and Resurrection.
Juan Banda from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico travelled to La Tourette, France to work collaborating in evangelization with the Dominican Brothers.
On February 24, during a celebration prepared by his fellow IDYM members, Juan was sent to his new mission with Saint Dominic's blessing.
"Juan, may your work in this New Mission be beneficial to your Receiving Community. May it be a reflection of your contribution as you were part of the Dominican Youth"
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Liuba Useche shares with us her first impressions in Mexico, Cuernavaca
"May the coming year be a year full of prosperity, wisdom and love in your life and in the Dominican Volunteers International projects and more people every day will seek to contribute that our world will be more just and dignified.
It's been almost two weeks I got to Cuernavaca, I'm with the sisters in the CCIDD, is a wonderful place and sisters Kathy, Rosa and Ali are wonderful.
I am very happy to be here, thank you for thinking of me to accompany in this project. When we take some photos I will send them to you.
We pray that the Dominican Volunteers International Project be successful and reaches the people who most need it and still more in this coming year.
With great appreciation I say goodbye, hoping you could visit us next year."
Alexandra Liuba Useche
Justin Noia and his last message first to go to Timor Leste, Oecusse.
“I think God has given me a lot of strength this past month to prepare for the mission
I am so thankful for the opportunity and am really looking forward to meeting everyone! I will also bring candy and pens for the kids”
Warmly, in Christ,