Saturday, November 19, 2016


OUR VIEW: Carmelite nuns contributed to island community; they will be missed

After 50 years, the Carmelite nuns have left Guam because of what Mother Superior Dawn Marie described as a “toxic environment” on the island. The nuns were behind the $2 million anonymous gift that was used to pay off the loan for the Accion Hotel, which was later converted to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary and the San Vitores Theological Institute of Oceania. CONTINUED


  1. Fr.Matthew BlockleyNovember 19, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Let us pray that Mother Dawn Marie returns to Guam. Her mission is not yet finished. I believe the nuns laid to rest in the former property need to be removed to the Catholic cemetry. Only then can the nuns rest. Praying the people of Guam will assist with this.

    1. They are already planning to do that. Going to Pigo.

  2. Quite terse of the Archdiocese to just apologize rather than implore them to return. That apology letter might as well be summed up as, "Thanks for the money! Bye now! Oh and Good Luck!"

    Does anyone realize the gravity of the situation, that Guam no longer has a religious contemplative order??

  3. AnonymousSeptember 25, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    He was only after selling Yona property so he can get a large commission.


    GuamboySeptember 25, 2017 at 6:25 PM
    Yes he is. He is also the agent for the Carmelite house in Tamuning. I have seen his children and friends occupying the Carmelite house in Tamuning. He wants money....

    DianaSeptember 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM
    Dear Guamboy,

    That is interesting. I wonder if Tim Rohr is interested in buying the Carmelite house. That house is big enough to accommodate his entire family. He just needs the money for it if he is interested in buying the home.

    1. Thank you, Diana, but I have a very nice home on a hill overlooking the ocean with mountains, rivers and streams all around. Why would I want to move to house that only has a view of the neighbors and the rotting roofs of Perlas Court? LOL. You guys act like my listing the former Carmelite monastery is news. It's only been publicly listed for sale for nearly a year. The property is not owned by the archdiocese, but a private party who contracted me to list the place for sale. So thanks for the ad. By the way, Diana, bring a buyer and I'll give you a finders fee. I'm sure you could use the extra cash now that you're not teaching anymore. Here's the listing info: