Monthly Archives: October 2015

Cloister-phobic? Not these Dominican nuns

Michelle Samartino | Special to The Michigan Catholic With joyful simplicity, rural Ortonville community stays in touch with the world through social media Ortonville — Walk through the front door at Our Lady of Mount Thabor Monastery in Ortonville, and you’ll be met with bright smiles from the Dominican nuns who’ll immediately come to greet you.…

A contemplative ministry is founded

Ortonville — In 1968, Dominican Sisters Mary Martin and Anne Mary, formerly of the Monastery of Union City, N.J., began a monastic life within the Dominican tradition in a small house in Detroit. They chose the Transfiguration on Mount Thabor as their symbol to represent an age of technology that would harmonize the old and…