Tacoma Dominicans Celebration of 125 years comes to close

In 1888, young Sister Thomasina and her two companions, Sisters de Chantal and Aloysia, in their love for and commitment to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, arrived in Washington State, then known as the Northwest Territory. This year, the Tacoma Dominican Sisters are celebrating 125 years of ministry at parishes in Washington, Oregon, and California where they staffed schools. In September, Sister Mary Pat Murphy, OP, preached a homily at Holy Cross Parish, Tacoma, and this month, Sister Patty Morisset, OP, a native of Bellingham, preached a homily at Assumption Parish, Bellingham. The Tacoma Dominicans will complete their quasquicentennial with a Mass Oct. 26 at Holy Rosary Parish in Seattle, presided by Archbishop Peter Sartain.