Cabra Dominicans and All That Jazz tells the story of how a group of Irish Dominican sisters accepted an urgent plea for help in 1968, and of how Cabra Sisters have worked in Louisiana since then. It tells of the courage required to set out, often at short notice, into new environments and to face new challenges. It tells of identifying new needs and of branching out into new ministries to meet these needs.
Cabra Dominicans and All That Jazz tells also of how, while working in new environments, the sisters came to appreciate elements of their Dominican vocation in new and deeper ways. It recalls how the renewal process within religious life prompted by Vatican II enriched the sisters lives and prompted them to widen their horizons. It shows how the ministries to which they committed themselves developed in response to peoples needs and to the sisters renewed sense of vocation.
Cabra Dominicans and All That Jazz celebrates the gifts of the Cabra Sisters who worked, and continue to work in Louisiana, and of the people to whom they minister.
Maris Stella McKeown