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Updated December 1, 2008

Advent Greetings from Master General

Carlos Costa Continuing the 800th Anniversary Jubilee, Carlos Azpiroz Costa, OP, Master General, invites us to focus on “In the beginning was the Word: Dominic, Preacher of Grace,”  in his Advent Greeting for 2009. In his message Carlos reminds us that as Dominicans we can only be true to our vocation if we cry out as a community: “Woe to us if we do not preach the gospel!” You can download PDF of his greetings READ MORE

Ten Questions:
David Michael Kammler, OP

David KammlerFr. David Michael Kammler has been the Order's Promoter General of Dominican Laity since 2007.
was able to catch up with him and ask him some questions. READ MORE

Dominicans Join Call for Closure of School of the Americas

SOAThe annual protest that calls for the closure of the SOA (School of the Americas) drew almost 100 Dominican sisters, friars, associates, students friends and supports to Ft. Benning Georgia. READ MORE

Anticipating a New Foundation in 2009

Dominican Sisters of Peace Hold Pre-Chapter Meetings

PreChapterST. LOUIS, MO -- November 24, 2008 -- Preaching with a new fire, living with a new spirit, calling one another to praise (God’s) name!  Original music created by Dominican Sisters Carol Artery and Priscilla Wood set the tone for the first Pre-Chapter of a new congregation in the making: the Dominican Sisters of Peace. READ MORE

Dominican Sisters, Mission San Jose
Former Prioress Renilde Cade, OP
Renilde Cade

Former prioress Sister Renilde Cade, OP, born in Myers, Montana, 1932, died at the University of Arizona Medical Center on November 13, as a result of a serious brain injury resulting from a fall. She became a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose, California in 1949. READ MORE

Advent Homilies and Prayers for our Family in Iraq

North American Justice Co-Promoter Chuck Dahm, OP (St. Albert) offers homilies and petitions for Advent. READ MORE
The Iraq Coordinating Committee offers Advent Prayers for Peace, and we thank Brenda Walsh, OP Racine for her work in preparing them. READ MORE

Art Aims To Not Be 'Preachy'

Thoma SwansonSister Thoma Swanson's art celebrates the power of women, the beauty of diversity and the need for social justice. The work of the 79-year-old Dominican Sister at St. Mary of the Springs is on display for the first time in a decade at the Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, through Dec. 19. READ MORE

Immigration Action In New York

Friday night, November 14th at a busy crossroad on Route 59 in Nanuet, NY, sixteen sisters participated holding candles and signs that said, "No person is illegal.  All are made in the image and likeness of God" and "Dominican Sisters for Immigrant Rights".  READ MORE

Faith and Film
Rachel Getting Married

Tom Condon looks at a new film that examines the emotional roller coaster of family life when a wedding becomes the occasion of homecoming for a troubled addict. READ MORE

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We are pleased to make available the publication version of the keynote address from the In Our Keeping Conference from Sr. Barbara Beaumont, OP Availabe now as a Word Document,

Lay Dominican Newsletters recently updated on DomLife

S.H.O.P. newsletter now available. CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the latest news of the Fanjeaux History Project.

New Retreats Being Offered by Sinsinawa Preachers
A new Contemplative retreat experience is being offers by the Community of Preachers. download a PDF for more information

More practical ideas for our planet from the Dominican Alliance MORE

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