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posted on October 2, 2006

Dominicans Around the Globe Join Prayers for Peace

ROME, Italy. September 21, 2006--- Over 400 people participated in a march through the streets of Rome on September 21st, joining thousands of people around the world in a day of prayer for Peace. Dominican Justice Promoters organized the march as a response to Master General, bro. Carlos Azpiroz-Costa's call for Dominicans to Wrap the World in Prayer. READ MORE

From a small prayer service at Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia, to the Mound in Sinsinawa, thousands of Dominican brothers, sisters, laity, associates and nuns around the USA and Canada participated in the United Nations International Day of Prayer for Peace.We have reports from Kansas, New York, Toronto, Ohio, California and more. For full coverage of this worldwide event

Read a new letter from our Sisters in Iraq.

DLC Membership Grapples with Issues
of Future Dominican Life

SINSINAWA, WI, September 22-26, 2006 -- What do Dominicans need to do to sustain the fire and passion of Dominican Life into the future? This is one of the largest and most intriguing questions for Dominicans in the US. Members of the Dominican Leadership Conference, affiliate organizations and guests took on some of the complex questions of how to sustain the emerging energies of Dominican Life in the future at the 55th Annual Meeting of the DLC. READ MORE

Dominican Leadership Conference Honors Historian and Editor, Sr. Nona McGreal, OP

SINSINAWA, WI, September 22-26, 2006 -- At their 55th annual meeting, members of the Dominican Leadership Conference celebrated a person many Dominicans consider a national treasure. Sr. Nona McGreal, OP (Sinsinawa) was honored for her extraordinary service to the Dominican Family. Sr. Nona, former director of Project OPUS, was honored by the DLC for her incalcuable contributions to Dominican Lilfe. READ MORE

Dorothy Briggs, OP
Founder of For Whom the Bell Tolls

ST. CATHERINE, KY -- Sister Dorothy Briggs, OP, (Kentucky), the founding force behind For Whom The Bells Toll, died September 12, 2006 at the Motherhouse. For Whom the Bell Tolls (FWBT) begame a national initiative of religious organizations who toll their bells whenever there is an execution. The project begun in her kitchen with postage stamps from the congregation, is now organized by CURE.

New Religious Community Founded to Evangelize the Deaf

OAKLAND, CA -- A new community, whose ministry is not only to deaf people, but whose members are also deaf, is being created in California. A recent article in America Magazine reported the new foundation. The members hope it will become a new expression of Dominican life. READ MORE

Scripture Scholar suggests a fresh focus on the image of Christ’s death

JOLIET, IL September 18, 2006 —The second annual Bishop Imesch Women in the Church Lecture Series at the University of St. Francis in Joliet featured biblical scholar, Dominican Sister Barbara Reid.(Grand Rapid) Her research on the interpretation of Christ’s crucifixion in the modern world suggests the potential for misunderstanding.


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Iraqi Dominican Sister Rihab Mousa, OP offers person insight into the The Intimacies of War: A Personal Reflection on a Global Tragedy

Maryknoll Sisters close a year of celebration of 50th anniversary oftheir foundress October 8, 2006. MORE

Fire at Iraqi Motherhouse

According to a report from Donna Markham, OP (Adrian), a fire deliberately set at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters in Iraq did not cause any injuries, but one elderly sister died shortly afterward.

The fire was extinquished quickly. An attempt by unidentifed men to enter the convent garden was not successful. Please continue for pray for the safety of all our Dominican brothers and sisters in Iraq.

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