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March 6, 2009

Pope leads the “First Lenten Station” at Santa Sabina

Carlos and PopeFebruary 26, 2009 SANTA SABINA--
Continuing a centuries old tradition, revived by Blessed Pope John XXIII, on Ash Wednesday, February 25th, Pope Benedict XVI led the celebrations marking the first Lenten Station at Santa Sabina, during which he encouraged Catholics to live this Lent practicing prayer, almsgiving and fasting following the example of St. Paul.

Houston Dominicans Mourn Loss of Prioress

Ginger PetersHOUSTON, March 6, 2009. Sr. Marygrace (Ginger) Peters, OP was celebrated among her community sisters, family, friends and Dominicans from across the US at funeral services February 26-27. Sister died February 21, 2009, two days shy of her 67th birthday. READ MORE

Northeast Dominicans Take Next Steps in Collaboration

NED6 ClosingFOREST PARK, IL – March 6, 2009 – Six Dominican congregations, commonly named the Northeast Six (NED6) have completed a lengthy process of dicernment and exploration that has led them to take the next steps in collaboration. One congregation will pursue a merger, while the other five will continue collaborations. READ MORE  

LENT 2009: Dominican Call to Fast

There Must BeThe Iraq Coordinating Committee invites you to a Lenten Fast and Action on behalf of the 4 million refugees that are displaced as a result of the war in Iraq. While the economy at home is so much the focus of attention, do not forget that even in a strained US economy, people are suffering around the world.

Finding a Voice for Justice: A Reflection on the 10th Anniversary of the First Voices for Veritas Delegation to Iraq Beth Murphy, OP (Springfield) offers a reflection on the first delegation of Dominicans to iraq in 199, which led to a lasting relationship between Iraqi and US Dominicans. READ MORE

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New Catholic Initiatives on Immigration Target Obama Administration

CHICAGO, IL March 6, 2009 --- In response to the devastating impact that current immigration laws have had on so many families, local lawmakers here, have organized a national effort to gather testimonies in the form of petitions from U.S. citizens and permanent residents about how they themselves have suffered. Francis Cardinal George is among the supporters. READ MORE

Holy Name Province Dominican's Collection on Display at MOBIA in New York City

Ben Hur posterNEW YORK -- Fr. Michael Morris’s collection of vintage movie posters is currently on display as part of the exhibition Reel Religion: A Century of the Bible and Film at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) in New York City. As Paul Tabor, MOBIA’s Director of Exhibitions, explains, “Film is a recognized art form that has developed relatively recently. Not unlike painters, filmmakers from the outset turned to the Bible for emotionally powerful source material. The posters made to promote these films were often works of art in themselves.” READ MORE

Faith and Film: The Wrester

A drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson as he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival. Critic Tom Condon, OP offers his view of the film and warns: I hope the recognition Mickey Rourke received for his performance helps to revitalize his career.  Just don’t make me sit through this movie again. READ MORE

April Gift Giveaway
Looking to win some really nifty gifts? Like a $50 gift card for Barnes and Noble or delivery of a loaf of delicious Sinsinawa Mound cinnamon bread every month for a year? Download this PDF brochure and participate in the DLC's annual fund raising project. LOTS of chances to win great gifts, just in time to welcome Spring and get out from under the cold, gray winter. READ MORE

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Sinsinawa Retreat

First Annual Conference on Effective Liturgy: FORMED
by the WORD

July 30-31, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio

NCR is offering free access to the entire March 2009 issue of Celebration online MORE

“Don’t be a sap, drink from the tap.” Read the latest on our Practical Planet about the myths of bottled water.

Looking for a new retreat experience? Look over this PDF brochure for a new contemplative retreat offered by the Sinsinawa Dominicans.