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posted on June 23, 2008  

Violence continues in Iraq
Dominican Sisters Hurt in Explosion

I have Family in IraqMOSUL, IRAQ - June 23, 2008 --
On Sunday, June 17th a car bomb exploded near the Dominican Sisters convent in Telkeif. Four sisters were injured, two badly enough to be hospitalized and later released. Damage to the buildings was said to be extensive and the space uninhabitable for now. Reports of increased threats of violence to the clergy continue. Please keep the people of Iraq and the Dominican Family in prayer.

Parable Conference for Dominican Life and Mission Announces Closure

ParableFOREST PARK, IL  June 11, 2008 -- After thoughtful discernment and extensive consultation with leadership throughout the Dominican Family, the Board of Directors of the Parable Conference for Dominican Life and Mission has decided to dissolve the Conference. The anticipated announcement comes as the last Lands of Dominic pilgrimages wind their way through Spain, France and Italy. READ MORE

Maryknoll Missioner reports on effects of election violence in Kenya

“To see a somber Kenyan in the midst of chaos and adverse circumstances is rare, but the day I went up the mountain to help distribute food to 1000 or more homeless people camped there, I was overcome by the haunted looks and unsmiling faces of the people quietly waiting for the food,” says Sr. Paula Kunz, a Maryknoll Sister from London, Ontario, Canada. MORE

Inmates interested in Dominican Laity
Grand Rapids Dominican Brings Message of Hope to Prison Inmates

Sr. Elizabeth GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- June 9, 2008 Sister Elizabeth Barilla, 93, rolled in a wheelchair past inmates playing basketball and raking spacious prison grounds. A pleasant breeze blew across what looked like a small-college campus, except for prisoners’ blue togs and the sun glinting off razor wire. READ MORE

In Our Keeping
Historians and Archivists Conference Provokes New Thinking about Dominican History

In our KeepingRiver Forest, IL - June 15, 2008- Over 35 archivists, historians and congregational personnel gathered at Dominican University, June 12-15, 2008, to explore new thinking and insight into how Dominican history is not only recorded, but also how we think about our past. Participants came from as far away as Norway and the Phillippines. READ MORE

Roman Congregation Dominican Honored by Jesuits

CHICAGO --- Recently, Sr. Frances Thibodeau, a Dominican Sister of the Roman Congregation was recognized for her outstanding dedication to the students at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.  READ MORE

Caldwell Dominicans Grant Peace Award

CaldwellCALDWELL, NJ -- June 23, 2008 – Sister deMontfort Kinchellagh, OP (Caldwell) received the 2008 Dominican Peace Award recently in the congregation's Motherhouse Chapel.  The Caldwell Dominican Commission on Global Issues presented the award. READ MORE

Annual Appeal Includes New Online Donation Option

support DomLife.orgFOREST PARK, IL has launched our second annual appeal for donations.This year, we are adding an online donation option through PayPal, you can use it or your credit card, or mail in a convenient form. Help us continue to provide the latest news and information for and about the Order of Preachers. Use the safe and convenient links on the right sidebar. To learn more about our mission, READ MORE.

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Dominican Order's Dialogue Commission Meets

Constructing Peace from the Truth. Learn more about recovering the truth about violence in Guatemala and the 1998 assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi.

Practical Action for a Fragile Planet
Ideas and action on sustainability from the Dominican Alliance. MORE

The Maryknoll Global Concerns Office has prepared an election guide based on the principles of Catholic social tradition and gospel teachings.

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