"...my fellow Friar said to me,
'Stay close to the Nuns. They will keep you close to God,
and they will watch over your vocation.'"
Arlington Catholic Herald
"In 2008, the religious community of cloistered Dominican nuns arrived at their long-awaited home: St. Dominic’s Monastery in Linden. From atop their Blue Mountain property, the women could see the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley and the greenery of the 198 acres that surrounded them. They had a beautiful spot to spend their lives in prayer and contemplation, but the monastery wasn’t complete. More than a decade later, they're hoping to finish their permanent home."
Newsletter Spring 2020
"Faithful Cross beyond all others, Noble tree of priceless worth, Never forest was productive Of such blossom, leaf or seed. Honored wood and nails more honored Christ as burden to sustain.” - “Pange Lingua” ancient Passiontide hymn
Newsletter Winter 2019
“While gentle silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, Your all-powerful Word leaped from heaven, from the royal throne, into the midst of the land that was doomed.”