Assembly of nuns in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
On April 16-19, an assembly of the prioresses and formation directors of the five monasteries of the Dominican Republic and of the two monasteries of Puerto Rico took place in Santo Domingo.
This time the nuns of Camaná, Peru, also took part in this event, which is celebrated every two years. The goal of this assembly was the establishment of a new federation among the monasteries of this part of the Order. The nuns prepared for the event, individually and in community, through a study promoted by the local delegate, Fr. Rogelio Mur. During the first two days, the delegate general, Fr. Mario Alfarano, was present. He guided the sessions, facilitating the work of the participants and planning with them the next stages of the assembly in view of the establishment of the federation. Before the assembly, Fr. Mario, accompanied by P. Rogelio, visited all the monasteries of the Antilles. Among the most important initiatives arising from the visit and the assembly, there was the proposal to ask the Prior General to introduce the cause of beatification of three nuns who lived in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at the turn of the last century.