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posted on December 17, 2007

Christmas Greeting

Advent Reflection

St. Joseph A reflection by Timothy Radcliffe, OP on St. Joseph for the Fourth Sunday of Advent comes from, the electronic publishing house of the English Province of Dominicans. READ MORE
Are We There Yet?
a preaching from Kay Lewis, OP (Tacoma) given at Dominican Center on December 15th.

If it is possible  to train people to make war, then it is possible to train people to make peace

peace doveROSARIO, ARGENTINA -- Sr. Joan O'Shanahan, OP (Cabra) has spent many years serving the poor in rural Argentina and still speaks Spanish with a thick Irish brogue .In a season where we pray that peace is possible, learn about the Education for Peace program which brings people together to find solutions. Joan says, " We saw  this programme as a way of doing and being Dominican family and including a majority of Laity in every Latin American country. READ MORE

San Rafael Dominicans Celebrate Two Who Reach 100

SAN RAFAEL, CA - December 17, 2007 -- The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael recently celebrated the accomplishment of two of their sisters who reached a milestone few people ever see, their 100th birthday. READ MORE

Thoughts from a Dominican Volunteer
Bringing An End to the Death Penalty

Lauren VaterThe death penalty was not something that occupied a lot of my thoughts while growing up in rural Wisconsin.  It wasn't until I was older and learning more about my faith that I realized exactly what the death penalty meant.  The death penalty, carried out in the name of the nation’s entire population, involves everyone. Everyone should be aware of what the death penalty is, how it is used, how it affects them, and how it violates fundamental human rights. READ MORE

Dominican Associate Directors and Liaisons Meet

NISKAYUNA, NY -- December 17, 2007 --The Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’ Ricci hosted the annual meeting of the Dominican Associate Directors and Liaisons of the US at their Dominican Retreat & Conference Center in Niskayuna, New York the weekend of November 2-4, 2007. READ MORE

Before the DevilFaith and Film
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Two sons and a bitter relationship form the heart of this tense drama that harkens to biblical conflicts between sons and fathers. Is this a modern story of Jacob and Esau and their father? READ MORE

snowmanLooking for unique and very Dominican gifts for Christmas? Here are a few ideas for your community members, friars, friends or family members, co-workers... everyone! Help support the work of the Dominican Leadership Conference and surprise your friends with affordable and very Dominican gifts. READ MORE

Be sure to read the latest UN Briefing here.

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas, everyone. will publish again on January 7, 2008. See you next year! It has been a pleasure to bring you the news in 2007. May the Christmas Season offer us new ways to know God's presence.

Anne Lythgoe, OP , editor


Dominican Collaborative Novitiate Newsletter is now online HERE

NEW RETREATS have been added to the coming events page. READ MORE

Dominican theologian, Fr. Edward Schillebeeckx, is with us yet, though at 93 his physical presence has diminished even as his influence flourishes. MORE

NCR explores the future of Eucharist
in Holland READ MORE

Dominican leaders respond to Dutch Dominican proposal: Church and Ministry.

Faith and Hope in New Orleans

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

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