Dominican Life USA
Happy Easter
Home | Sisters | Associates| Friars | Laity | Nuns | Link to Groups | World OP | DLC
Coming Events

Being Dominican
Preachers Resources
Justice and Peace
Faith and Film
Groups and Organizations
Latin America
Recent Books
Free Update

Vatican NEWS

Can't open PDF format files? Click on the link below and download the latest Adobe Reader. It is safe and secure and free. Honest.

Adobe Reader


posted on March 31, 2008  

Pope's Message for Easter
The Resurrection of Jesus Is Essentially an Event of Love

Benedict XVIVATICAN CITY, MARCH 23, 2008 ( Here is a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI's Easter message delivered at midday before he imparted his blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city of Rome and the world). READ MORE

Postcards and Buttons Aid Effort
Dominicans Put Pressure on Congress to Relieve
the Iraq Refugee Crisis

postcardFOREST PARK, IL -- March 31, 2008 Dominican Sisters from across the country will converge on Washington, DC April 15-17 to urgently call on Congress to immediately improve US efforts to resettle Iraqi refugees. READ MORE

One War, Two Perspectives

Ban Saaed

Five years ago Nathan Mihelich, Director of Communication for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL, was an embedded reporter with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133.  Armed with a video camera, pen and paper, he accompanied the unit through southern Iraq.  At the same time, Sr. Ban Saaed, OP, was a second year novice at the St. Catherine of Sienna Motherhouse in Mosul, Iraq.  Today she is in the United States, living and studying alongside Dominican Sisters of Adrian. MI. How do they both view the war today?

Sinsinawa Dominican Named to Historical Commission
of the Order

Nona McGrealSINSINAWA, WI -- March 31, 2008. The Dominican Order has named Sr. Mary Nona McGreal, OP (Sinsinawa) an honorary member of the Historical Commission of the Order. In a declaration signed by the Master of the Order, Fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, OP, Sr. Nona was recognized as "an historian of the highest caliber." READ MORE

Dominican Preaching in Action
Students from Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine Wash Feet of Homeless in Spirit of Holy Week 

Barry studentsMiami Shores, Fla. -- In the spirit of the Easter holiday and Holy Week, more than 20 students and podiatric physicians from Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine turned out to provide foot care and wash the feet of the homeless at the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Center’s second annual “Thanksgiving in March” event on Friday, March 21.

Dominican Volunteer at the UN
What a Difference a Year Makes

Lauren Vater Some teach children, some work with refugees, others work in poverty programs, everyone is changed by the experience. Dominican Volunteers spend a special year committed to service in the Dominican Family doing many different things and helping others in hundreds of ways. Meet one volunteer whose year of service is in an unusual place. Lauren Vater works at the United Nations. READ MORE

The Coming Events Section has been updated to include retreats and renewal programs at several Dominican Centers.

The Word
First Impressions
Today's Scripture
OP Liturgical Calendar
OP Clip Art


April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Chuck DahmChuck Dahm, OP offers new homilies for the month to help prevent child abuse and to see the issue through the lens of the Gospel.

Adrian Dominicans
elect three new Chapter prioresses in three regions of the US. READ MORE

Iraq Button
New Iraq Family Advocacy Button Now Available ORDER HERE

Read the Latest Newsletter from S.H.O.P, the history project at Fanjeaux. MORE

In Our Keeping
You still have time
to register for the Dominican Archivsts and Historians Conference

subscribe to and receive a free email update every two weeks. unsubscribe