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Dominican Sisters of Peace
Celebrating one year as a new congregation

Anniversary celebrations in Kentucky (above) and Memphis, Tennessee (below)

Associates in Akron, Ohio (above) and Watertown, Massachusetts (below)

In April, the Dominican Sisters of Peace marked their one-year anniversary. The congregation was founded on Easter Sunday 2009 through the union of seven former congregations. With offices, ministries, Sisters, and Associates in several geographic locations, the congregation commemorated its first anniversary with celebrations in various parts of the country and world.

An important part of the anniversary celebrations were special ceremonies where hundreds of Dominican Associates re-committed themselves to the mission of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Dominican Associates are women and men who partner with the Dominican Sisters of Peace, committing to share the mission and charism of the Dominican Order in their daily lives. When the former congregations united last year, they brought with them a total of more than 550 Associates. This year, all Associates were given the opportunity to formally make commitments to the new congregation. In addition, more than a dozen individuals made Associate commitments for the first time at some locations.

Commitment ceremonies large and small took place in Akron (Ohio), Columbus (Ohio), Fairbanks (Alaska), Great Bend (Kansas), New Orleans (Louisiana), Memphis (Tennessee), Oxford (Michigan), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Pomeroy (Ohio), St. Petersburg (Florida), St. Catharine (Kentucky), and Watertown (Massachusetts). Later ceremonies will take place in Brooklyn (New York), Chicago (Illinois), Denver (Colorado), Southington (Connecticut), and New Zealand, and at other private meetings.