Sister Mary L. Kieffer, OP will be making her first (three year) profession as a Dominican Sister of San Rafael tomorrow. YAY! Mary rocks. And she’s a great companion on the journey of religious life. Some little known facts about Mary (okay, maybe they’re not all that little known, but, whatever.) She worked as a bartender for many years and even worked in NYC. She is deeply Catholic woman with a genuinely Dominican heart and spirit. She makes really great Vietnamese food (yumola!) She is kind to horses, dogs, sheep, and even sisters in community. She looks great in black and white which is good since she’s likely to wear it now and again as a Dominican! And she’s my friend as well as sister.

Prayers for Mary, please, as she continues the journey with my community. Prayers for all of us that we may be worthy companions for her. Blessings!