Dominicans From Sparkill and Blauvelt Pray
SPARKILL, NY _ September 24, 2007-- One by
one, the women called out, wishing peace for "the
suffering people of Darfur," "all the people engaged in war," and "all
those who suffered violence and their perpetrators." About
80 women, mostly nuns from the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and
the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, September 21st, gathered in
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill and took part in a special
prayer for world peace. READ
Dominican Sisters in Kentucky
Use Ritual of
Sorrow |and Tears to Mark Day of Peace
CATHARINE, KY - Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, Kentucky and
the Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic gathered in Magdalen
Chapel at the St. Catharine Motherhouse to pray for peace during
the International Day of Peace on September 21.
An empty bowl, a jug
of water and a small bowl of salt were presented to represent the
World. The water was poured into the bowl as a symbol of common
baptism with all Christians and the source of life shared with
all people everywhere.
A pinch of salt was added as a symbol of the sorrow and the tears
in our broken world followed by a pinch for each of the war torn
areas around the globe. After the symbolic sorrow and tears were
added, everyone was invited to come forward and bless themselves
with the water.
“Peace is not merely the absence of war, nor can it be reduced solely
to the maintenance of a balance of power between enemies, nor is it brought
about by dictatorship. Instead, it is rightly and appropriately called an enterprise
of justice,” Sr. Jeanne Moore (EMD) reminded those gathered to pray.
Dominicans In Solidarity
HOUSTON, TX -- Students from the two Dominican high schools in Houston, St.
Agnes and St. Pius X, joined the sisters at the administration and the Villa
for a prayer service at noon. They all rang bells as the main bell
tolled, and broke bread as a sign of solidarity with those who suffer in the
absence of peace. Ceil
Roeger, OP, Promoter of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, organized
the event. Many of the students are past participants in the High School
Racine Dominicans Offer Week Long Peace Initiative
SEPTEMBER 21, THE INTERNATIONAL
DAY OF PEACE, Racine Dominicans and other advocates for
peace gathered at Siena Center to pray, not only for an
end to the war in Iraq, but for true and lasting peace
to prevail on Earth. "We call on our leaders to stop funding," concluded
S. Jean Verber. "To
bring our troops home safely and responsibly, to create a comprehensive
peace plan that is based on equity and justice." READ
San Rafael Dominicans Put Peace Ads in Local
COUNTY, CA.-- September 21, 2007 --Between screenings of
Jody Foster's The Brave One and the western remake 3:10
to Yuma, in local theater complexes in San Rafael, the
Dominican Sisters of San Rafael promoted peace through a series
of cinema advertisements. Peace: Because Good Planets
are Hard to Find (a message from the Dominican Sisters
of San Rafael) is being shown in 39 theaters.
100-Year-old Bell Calls Amityville Dominicans to Prayer
NY -- A 100-year old bell, used to call the community to prayer,
called the community to peace at the Amityville Dominican Motherhouse.
In other parts of the congregation, members of St. Ignatius Parish
in Long Beach, NY participated in a minute of silence during
the Angelus bell at noon. Holy Cross Community in Hicksville
held a vigil on the front lawn of the convent and neighbors placed
candles in their windows. At the motherhouse, Director of
Human Resources, Milena Morales, associate, used origami
doves to call the group to prayer.
Sinsinawa Dominicans Look At International Dimension
Forest, IL -- Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa in the Chicago area
invited other Dominicans to join them for September 21st prayer
. Toni Harris, OP (Sinsinawa) International Dominican Co-Promoter
of Justice and Peace, spoke to a group of 45 people on Dominicans
Doing Justice: Our Legacy and Current Reality.
Among the participates were Nigerian Dominican Sisters Cecilia
and Franka Igweilo and Robin Richard, OP from New Orleans.
Sisters of Hope Prayer
at Mariandale, NY
Dominicans of Hope at Mariandale gather around
the peace pole in Ossining, NY. The gathering included a procession
across to the yard to the bell, where the group prayed and sounded
the bell at various intervals. The ceremony ended with a sign of
peace from the Assyrian, Chaldean Catholic rite
- taking peace from one another and then sending it out to the
Federation Chapter Prayer for Peace
Valley Federation Chapter celebrating the International
Day of Peace in Newburgh. The Federation Chapter has members
from Blauvelt, Sparkill, Hope and Sinsinawa. The group meets every
four to six weeks for prayer and reflection.
Dominicans Rally Students to Peace Day
Peace Day celebration
at Archbishop Lyke School, Cleveland., a school with
Dominican Sisters of Adrian --Pinwheels for Peace at
St. Henry campus (grades K-4)