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posted on December 26, 2006

As we continue to celebrate the Christmas Season,
may God's gifts come to you in your community,
your family and in your own heart.

Anne Lythgoe, OP, Editor

Dominican Ashram Re-opens in Adrian

ADRIAN, MI, December 26, 2006 --The Dominican Ashram, formerly housed by the Dominicans in Kenosha, WI, has reopened at the Motherhouse of the Adrian Dominicans in Michigan. Don Goergen, OP (St. Albert) reports that the house of prayer is open and ready to receive guests in the new year. READ MORE

Aquinas Institute President Announces Resignation

ST LOUIS, MO - December 26, 2006 Fr. Charles Bouchard, O.P., announced Monday he would resign as president of Aquinas Institute of Theology effective January 1, 2008. He has been president since 1989. Bouchard has led the school during 17 years of unprecedented growth—from about 100 in 1989 to about 300 today. READ MORE

New Book Chronicles the History of the
Adrian Dominican Sisters

December 19, 2006 – Adrian, Michigan – Seeds Scattered and Grown, the second volume of Adrian Dominican history written by Sister Nadine Foley, OP, is now available. The book chronicles the Adrian Dominican history from 1924-1933, the Mother Augustine Walsh years. The second volume follows the first, Amid the Alien Corn, by Mary Philip Ryan, OP. MORE

Columbus Dominican Receives Papal Award

WASHINGTON, DC – December 26, 2006 Sr. Elizabeth McDonough, OP, a Dominican Sister of St. Mary of the Springs and Professor of Canon Law and Systematic Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum, has been awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal by Pope Benedict XVI. at a ceremony on November 19th, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC.

Faith and Film
Happy Feet's film critic Tom Condon is a happy critic in his review of the animated film: Happy Feet. It's okay, to be a kid again and enjoy this one over the holidays. You deserve a break from the serious stuff that's out there at the end of 2006. READ MORE

Sparkill Dominican Exhibit

Maidens and Madonnas

OSSINING, NY, December 26, 2006-- Mariandale Retreat Center hosted an exhibit of the acrylic, oils and watercolors of Elizabeth Slenker, OP (Sparkill). Maidens and Madonnas:Biblical Figures Presented in Today's Life, features a series of paintings that depict biblical figures in modern multi-cultural people. READ MORE


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Justice Alert
Dominicans at the United Nations:
New York


Dominican Call to Justice issues have been
outlined in newly renovated pages of New material has been added and will continue to be updated. READ MORE

Albert Nolan's
new book: Jesus Today.
A Spirituality of Radical Freedom. A look at the spirituality of Jesus and its relevance for today. MORE

(CNS) The world needs a savior despite modern advances, Benedict XVI says at Christmas. READ MORE

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