S.H.O.P. Association celebrates tenth anniversary

Submitted by bbeau on 14 Jul, 2017

Ten years in Fanjeaux

rue du Bourguet Nau, Fanjeaux
The S.H.O.P. house is at number 3 rue du Bourguet Nau, Fanjeaux. Here it is on the left , just opposite the 14th century Dominican convent

Over the Ascension week-end, the board members of the Association of Sister Historians of the Order of Preachers met at their headquarters in Fanjeaux - a village with so many Dominican memories. This was to mark the tenth anniversary of their association's beginnings, but also to reflect on options for the future.

Sisters (left to right) Barbara, Mary and Patricia pay hommage to Lacordaire on pilgrimage to Sorèze

Activities of the association over the last ten years

Creation of a Library to bring together printed materials devoted to the history of Dominican women - nuns, apostolic sisters, secular institutes and lay Dominicans. Surprisingly several thousands of volumes have already been catalogued: it is surprising how much is out there once you start to search. Many languages are featured, including Japanese, Greek and Russian.

Library SHOP
A corner of the Sister Historians' Library at Fanjeaux

Distance Learning courses,  created and distributed on line to increase awareness of the history of Dominican women and as a tool in formation. Four cpurses  are already completed and are now  distributed through a partnership with the on-line Dominican university DOMMUNI, see  www.domuni.org 

  • Prouilhe and the Beginnings of the Order
  • The development and expansion of Dominican nuns
  • Catherine of Siena, a Dominican woman
  • The Beginnings of Dominican life for women in Central and South America

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Publishing - four titles to date


Hospitality for researchers and interested members of the Dominican family.

Lectures and talks by invitation, often for groups of pilgrims visiting Fanjeaux.

Dominnicaines missionnaires

A group of sisters from the French  Congregation of Dominicaines Missionnaires des Campagnes on a visit to the S.H.O.P. Library. 

House of St Dominic
With Australian pilgrims at the House of St Dominic