I first received the sacraments of the Church on Saturday, March 29th, 1997 at my home parish of St. Louis de Montfort in Santa Maria, California. I was 18 years old then, but 'twas only yesterday, really. Now I'm 30, and I'm so very happy to be home.
Laudetur Iesus Christus!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
When my pastor told me this morning that he had read that Jane Wyman (ex-wife of President Ronald Reagan) was a Third Order Dominican, I had to look it up myself. She was a convert to the Catholic Church and never remarried after the break-up of her last marriage. Sure enough, she made her profession as a Lay Dominican later in her life and was involved in several charitable causes related to the Church and to the Order. She was buried in the habit of the Order after she died in her sleep in 2007.
Posted by Mr. Alan Phipps, O.P. at 3/29/2009