July Events at Signadou Boarding School

Impromptu Drama Competition

On July
2nd, St. Dominic’s held an impromptu drama competition as a chance
for the girls to gain points for their houses – Bologna, Calaroga, and Prouille.
girls were given an hour and a half to write and rehearse a short play
Mother Aubert.

 This was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to learn about
Mother Aubert – who will hopefully be the first canonized saint of New Zealand.
They all did a marvelous job, but the judges had to pick a winner. 

1st Place – Bologna
2nd Place – Calaroga
3rd Place – Prouille

A Day of Recollection: 

“All of the glory of
the king’s daughter comes from within.”
On July 16th, girls from the school, with the Children of Mary, spent a day of recollection given by the sisters. Throughout the day, they attended a variety of conferences on various topics regarding the dignity of a woman. 

A sampling of a few of the topics spoken on are shown on the following slides.

In addition to the talks, the girls attended Mass, rosary, and were able to make several visits to the Blessed Sacrament. 

Happy Feast of Signadou!

boarders celebrated their feast day early with the Sisters on July 20th.
On coming back from a week holiday, the boarders were surprised with presents,
a decorated refectory, delicious dinner and dessert with the Sisters. 

girls also had a surprise of their own for Mother Madeleine for her upcoming
feast day. They put on a short musical concert featuring several songs from the

Signadou got its name…
July 22nd, 1206, Saint Dominic prayed to the Blessed Mother for a
sign to show him what exactly he should do and where he should centre his work.
It was then that a flaming ball appeared in the sky hovering over a little
abandoned church of Prouille. This happened three times before St. Dominic took
the sign as authentic and not a product of his imagination. This miraculous
vision is know as Signadou – the sign
of God – and was the foundation of the Order of Preachers.

the addition of the boarders here at St. Dominic’s has been a work of divine
providence. We are very blessed to have such wonderful and loving girls!