Strands from a Tapestry: A Story of Dominican Sisters in Latin America
by Mary O'Byrne, OP
In 1967, three sisters from the then autonomous, semi-enclosed Taylor's Hill convent in Galway set out for Argentina to investigate the possibility of opening a mission there. This book tells the story of what resulted from that journey.
The sisters started their work in Argentina by administering the school in the Keating Institute in Buenos
Aires. When Taylor's Hill joined the Cabra Congregation of Dominican Sisters, others joined the Argentine adventure and the work was expanded. The decision to move into direct evangelisation through pastoral work in the barrios brought the sisters into even more direct involvement in the lives of the people.
The story of the sisters' life and work is interwoven with the story of the poor of Argentina and with an account of the changes brought about by the renewal movement in religious life. These linked stories put the reader in contact with the challenge of moving beyond traditional frontiers into new places, and of taking up new ways of
praying, living and preaching the liberating message of the Gospel.