|McGreal Center Begins
2006, a new era for Dominican intellectual life in the US began. The
Sr. Mary Nona McGreal Center for Dominican Historical
Studies officially came into being as Interim Director
Janet Welsh, OP (Sinsinawa) begins her tenure.
In March, 2006, the DLC and Dominican University announced a new collaborative
foundation: the Sr. Mary Nona McGreal Center for Dominican Historical
Studies. Since 1989 Sister Nona has directed the work of Project OPUS.
Sister Nona’s collaborative style of leadership and scholarship
facilitated the acquisition of over 5,000 documents, resources and
publications germane to the history of the Dominican Family in the
the McGreal Center necessitates a multi-year process. which began
on September 1, 2006. During 2006-2007, the OPUS collection
will be catalogued and relocated to Dominican University. While
this work is being done, the McGreal Center will continue the
writing and publication for Volumes II and III of The Order of
Preachers in the United States: A Family History. As the project
the McGreal Center will become a research center not only for the
continuing study and research on the Dominican Family in the United
States but also for the wider academic community interested in
the history of religious communities in the United States.
The McGreal Center will carry on OPUS’s commitment
to preserve, promote and to understand the history of the Dominican
Family in the US. As always, we need researchers and writers.
Janet Welsh, OP (Sinsinawa)
Janet Welsh, OP
7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
phone: 708- 524-6677
How You Can Support the New Center
We are grateful to the congregations and province, who have made
monetary contributions as well as the gift of contributed service.
Dominican University is providing space, computers, telephone, internet
service, and operating budget money. DLC is responsible for the
salaries of the Interim Director and the research assistant for
the next three years. We ask that if you have not already contributed
to this new enterprise that you consider providing a gift of whatever
you can offer at this moment in time.
Send donations to:
McGreal Center c/o
Dominican Leadership Conference
816 Marengo Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130-2033