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posted on September 24, 2007

US Dominicans Join Wrap the World in Prayer Campaign

September 24, 2007 -- From New York to California, Dominicans across the US gathered in groups large and small to participate in the annual ritual sponsored by the United Nations. The International Day of Peace, is a world wide project of the Dominican Order. Some learned how to create oragami peace doves, some placed ads in local theaters, others created public rituals of prayer. The underlying goal was to wrap the world in prayer and stand in solidarity with peacemakers everywhere. READ MORE

From Bell Ringing in New York to Battle Scarred Afghanistan,
United Nations Marks Peace Day

21 September – From the ritual ringing of a bell at its Headquarters in New York to the furthest flung trenches of warfare across the world, where a record number of more than 100,000 peacekeepers are struggling to restore stability, the United Nations today marked the annual International Day of Peace with fervent appeals for an end to violence. READ MORE

Akron Dominican to be Honored
$7.31 million in Gifts Make Possible Our Lady of the Elms Growth Project

AKRON -- September 24, 2007--- Our Lady of the Elms School started work on a $7.31 million renovation and expansion, including a performing arts center and a new gym. The school is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Akron, OH. The new buildings will be named after the late Libby Schaeffer, OP (Akron) former Executive Director of the Dominican Leadership Conference and prioress of the Akron Dominican Sisters. READ MORE

Dominicans Honor Kris Kristofferson with Shining Star Award

NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Golden Globe and Grammy Award recipient Kris Kristofferson received the first Shining Star Award along with two other honorees, at an awards dinner held Sunday, September 16, at the Beverly Garland Hotel. The award was bestowed on the singer, songwriter and actor for  Shipwrecked in the 80s, his composition  featured a new documentary: Not BrokenMORE

Catherine of Siena Work Now Available in Braille

RACINE, WI September 24, 2007-- Over the past several years, thanks to some generous Catherine of Siena enthusiasts, the works of Catherine in English have been gradually transcribed into Braille. So far the Dialogue, Prayers, and one volume of the Letters have appeared, and just now Suzanne Nofke's Catherine of Siena: Vision through a Distant Eye. If you are interested in access to these volumes, contact EVR Braille Services (Emelita de Jesus), 1906 Bonita Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504.

Fall Series
Truth and Consequences

RIVER FOREST, IL - September 24,, 2007 -What is the nature of truth? What are the consequences of telling or withholding, or failing to seek the truth? In public debates, truth is sometimes seen as entirely subjective and socially constructed. Dominican University's fall series will explore philosophical and theological implications of truth, and consider consequences in light of contemporary issues. READ MORE

A new film on human trafficking opens in select theaters September 28th. READ MORE

Read the latest bulletin from the International Justice Promoters and stay in the loop on what the Dominican Family is doing for world peace. READ MORE

Faith and Hope in New Orleans

Two years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, how are the Dominicans doing? READ MORE

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