Photos by Rick Musacchio
Nashville Dominican Motherhouse Nears Completion
Home, Sweet Home
NASHVILLE, TN June 30, 2006--To celebrate the completed expansion
and renovation of their Motherhouse, The Dominican Sisters of
St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville held a special Mass June
24 for major donors to the $45 million project.
Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, Archbishop
Raymond Burke of St. Louis, Bishop David Choby of Nashville, Bishop
Joseph Kurtz of Knoxville and Bishop David Foley of Birmingham,
Ala., participated in the Mass
The St. Cecilia Dominicans are among the fastest growing orders
in the country with more than 200 sisters. That growth, paired
with the aging and deteriorating conditions of the Motherhouse,
prompted the expansion and renovation.
The final touches on the renovations to the oldest sections of
the Motherhouse will be complete later this summer.
Source: Tennessee Register
left: Bishop David Choby, center, joined by
Bishop Joseph Kurtz of Knoxville, left, Archbishop Raymond Burke
of St. Louis, right, and Bishop David Foley of Birmingham, Ala.,
at the far right, celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving at the Motherhouse.
Sister Mary Diana, O.P., leads the choir singing the offertory
hymn, Cantantibus, during the Mass of Thanksgiving at the Dominicans
of St. Cecilia Motherhouse in Nashville on June 24.
Homilist Father Brian Mullady, O.P., draws a laugh from Father
Neal McDermott, O.P., Bishop Joseph Kurtz from the Diocese of
Knoxville, and Cardinal William Keeler, the Archbishop of Baltimore,
during the Mass of Thanksgiving. Cardinal Keeler presided at the
Sister. John Mary, O.P., above, talks with Monroe and Ann Carell
during the tours of the Motherhouse that followed the Mass of