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posted on August 13, 2007

Annual Appeal Nears Goal
We have almost reached our goal! We are about $800 away from meeting our operating expenses for this year. If you have not already done so, please be sure to lend your financial support now to The campaign ends in two weeks. Thank you for your great support of Dominican Life | USA.
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Dominican Sisters of Elkins Park Gather
for Motherhouse Closing Ritual 

PHILADELPHIA, PA ---August 13, 2007   The Dominican Sisters of Elkins Park gathered at their motherhouse property August 1-3 for the last time as a congregation.  Using a theme from T. S. Eliot’s poetry: The ending is where we begin, the community expressed its hope for the future while engaged in leave taking rituals and conversations about the next steps in their journey. READ MORE

Houston Dominicans join three other congregations in launching new informational website

Houston Poster"Our habits have changed, but not our mission" is the slogan of the new website launched by four Texas congregations including the Dominican Sisters of Houston.

Houston Dominican Linda Gibler appears on the splash page along with a fully-habited young Sr. JoAnn of 50 years ago. Linda tells her story of choosing Dominican life. READ MORE

Dominican Institute for the Arts Celebrates Preaching Mission

RACINE, WI – August 13, 2007-- Honoring the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order, more than 60 Dominican artists from around the United States and Great Britain gathered here for the Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) last week. From August 6-9, the artists held their annual conference at Siena Center in Racine, observing this significant anniversary and the feast day of St. Dominic on August 8 with special events. READ MORE

Sinsinawa Dominican Receives Fra Angelico Award

RACINE, WI – August 13, 2007--- During the annual meeting of the Dominican Institute for the Arts, Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa Joeann Daley, OP was named the recipient of the 2007 Fra Angelico Award. DIA board president Lucianne Siers, OP (Grand Rapids) said, “Joeann’s work is playful and narrative and is often filled with familiar images of saints, mythological figures as well as iconic sculptural elements.”  Joeann has worked in etchings, monoprints, lithographs, pasted prints, mixed media and photo collages.

Mission San Jose Dominicans Sign On to Federation Statement on Nuclear Disarmament -- Affirm Earth Charter

MISSION SAN JOSE, CA - August 13, 2007--At their July United States Chapter meetings, the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose took a corporate stance against nuclear weapons proliferation in harmony with the Federation of Dominican Sisters, USA, and many other religious communities. Taking the stance came after personal and communal study on the whole nuclear weapons issue. The Sisters also affirmed the Earth Charter. READ MORE

Dominican Volunteers Begin Year of Service

AMITYVILLE, NY -- On Sunday, August 5 ten women and one man converged on Long Island for orientation  to Dominican Volunteers USA.  The week was devoted to learning what it means to be part of the Holy Preaching and the many ways we live that out in our Dominican Family. READ MORE

International Women Gather at Barry University to Envision Peace

MIAMI SHORES, FL - August 13, 2007-- For those who believe that peace begins with dialogue, there is perhaps no better example than the five women who took the stage Sunday, July 15 at the International Women’s Peace Colloquium, hosted by Barry University. Over 170 women attended the event was co-sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, MI, Barry University, Miami Shores, and the Center of Concern, Washington, DC. READ MORE

Faith and Film
Rescue Dawn

Based on the true story of German-born Dieter Dengler, who, on his first mission as a pilot in Vietnam, is shot down and captured by Vietcong guerrillas. A story about courage and a plea for humane treatment of prisoners. Tom Condon's review. READ MORE


The work of Pat Daley, OP (Caldwell) was featured in the Sunday magazine in the New York Times. Pat advocates for corporate social responsiblity in such areas as global warming and the environment. READ MORE

Mary Ellen Green, OP preached on August 8th and offered a homily worth reading for the feast of St. Dominic.We are happy to share it with readers. READ MORE

After the untimely death of br. Dominque Renouard, OP, the Master of the Order has appointed fr. Edward Ruane, OP (St. Albert) as his vicar who will continue to serve as scoius for the USA. Best wishes to our brother Ed.

Read a homily prepared by Ignatius Perkins, OP (St. Joseph) after the death of fr. Dominque HERE (Word document)

The Catholic Biblical School of the University of Dallas School of Ministry offers a compre-hensive Bible study program online.  A teacher presentation with Power Point slides is posted weekly and students from various parts of the country are in online chat rooms.  For more information visit the website here. or contact Sr. Dorothy Jonaitis, OP (Grand Rapids)

READ the latest briefing from Eileen Gannon at the United Nations. HERE

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