on December 14, 2006
May the Christmas Season be filled
with light and peace
for all the Dominican Family around the world.
May peace prevail!
" The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light.
Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown.""
"El pueblo que andaba a oscuras vio una luz grande.
Los que vivían en tierra de sombras, Una luz brilló sobre ellos."
Isaías 9, 1-2
Lythgoe, OP, Editor
The Nativity Story
December 18, 2006 -- Just in time for the
Christmas Season, Tom Condon, OP, our film critic, finds that this latest
cinematic Gospel is worth seeing and thinks it may end up as a yearly
classic. A welcomed relief. READ
International Congress of Lay Dominicans Launch Website
11, 2006--A new website
has been launched to share information about the March 17-24,
2007 International Congress of Lay Dominican Fraternities
to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This Congress will be the first
such International Congress held since Montreal in 1985. READ
San Rafael and Sparkill Dominicans
Emerging Nuclear Threats Draw New Concerns
and New Voices
11, 2006--- From one coast to the other, Dominicans are signing on to
a new effort against nuclear arms. The nuclear issue has gained new
urgency with the emergence of North Korea's recent nuclear testing and
a continuing threat from India. The San Rafael Dominicans
and Dominican Sisters of Sparkill added their voices
to the new concern.
Madison Bishop Elected Chairman of
Board of Visitors for School of the Americas
BENNING, Ga. (CNS) -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wis., was
elected chairman of the board of visitors of the Western Hemisphere
Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning. He replaces Ambassador
Jose S. Sorzano, who has been serving as chairman. His continued board
membership was term-limited.
Eucharistic Missioner Participants in
on Global Conflict and Violence
Missionary Dominican, Sr. Rachel Sena,OP was among other panelists at
a consultation at the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting in Cret-Berard,
Puidoux, Switzerland. The meeting took place December 5-8, 2006. The
meeting is an ongoing effort to facilitate theological reflection on
global conflict and peace within the context of the WCC Decade to Overcome
Cross Cultural Conversations Mark Mission San
Jose Dominican Leadership Meetings
Jose, CA, December 11, 2006--Thanksgiving week was an exciting time
for Dominicans in Mission San Jose. Three members of the leadership
of our Mexican region joined Sister Gloria Marie and the Congregational
leadership team for mutually enriching meetings.
Stranger Than Fiction
Our film critic, Tom Condon, OP offers a redeeming look at
a new role for comedian Will Farrell in a surprisingly entertaining
film. Light hearted with a message, a film you'll want to consider.
Dominican Publications: 800 Years of
11, 2006 ---Religious Life Review,
a journal published by the Irish Dominicans has recently released its
Nov/Dec edition, which celebrates eight hundred years since St. Dominic
set up what was to emerge as the first community of Dominican Nuns,
in Prouilhe, France, in December 1206. This issue includes an interview
with fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa and other worthwhile articles.