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Houston Dominicans Mourn Former Prioress
TX January 22, 2007-- Sr. Antoinette Boykin, OP, former prioress of the
Houston Dominicans, died on January 7 at the age of 93. Just last August
she celebrated her 75th Jubilee of entrance into religious life.
Antoinette was prioress from 1964-1970, those crucial years following
Vatican Council II. Twice named president of Sacred Heart Dominican College
in Houston, she served from 1959-1964 and again from 1970-1975.
was Vicar for Religious for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston in the early
1980s, and was Director of Development for the congregation from 1982
to 1998. After her retirement, she developed her skills as a painter,
providing many pieces for the annual Art Show and Sale. A life-long teacher
and student, Sr. Antoinette was known for her interest in spirituality
as well as world affairs, keeping abreast of current events in the Church
and politics. She had a deep prayer life and often provided spiritual
direction to sisters and friends.
We extend our condolences to the Dominican Sisters
the time of St Dominic, more than 800 years ago, Dominicans have been
living and sharing
the message of the Gospel. Today thousands of sisters, nuns, priests,
and laity serve in more than 100 countries around the globe