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Dominican Sisters of Peace

Name Affirmed for New Congregation Forming Next Year

COLUMBUS, OH - October 27, 2008 -- The seven U.S. congregations of Dominican Sisters that came to be known as the Dominican Cluster are pleased to announce that a name has been affirmed for their new congregation: "Dominican Sisters of Peace."

The name was chosen by the congregations' membership through a yearlong process that included several phases of reflection and input gathering. Sisters were asked through multiple rounds to submit name ideas and their rationales, to review ideas and rationale of others, and to express preferences based on prayerful reflection. After intercongregational conversations at two different gatherings this past summer, the name "Peace" received significant support. After further membership consultation, the leadership of the seven congregations affirmed the full name "Dominican Sisters of Peace" at a recent meeting in Oxford, Michigan.

The new name will be celebrated by members of the soon-to-be-formed congregation as they gather for a Pre-Chapter Assembly in St. Louis October 31 through November 2, 2008.

The Foundation Day for new congregation is planned for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009. On that day, the Dominican Sisters of Peace will officially be formed by the union of these seven Dominican congregations:
Dominican Congregation of St. Rose of Lima (Oxford, MI) Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Mary (New Orleans, LA) Dominican Sisters of Great Bend (Great Bend, KS) Dominican Sisters, St. Mary of the Springs (Columbus, OH) Dominicans of St. Catharine (St. Catharine, KY) Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic (New Orleans, LA) Sisters of St. Dominic of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Akron, OH)


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