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May 1, 2009

Adrian Dominicans Shelter the Innocent
Growing Drug Violence in Juarez Begs for US/Mexican Talks

JuarezJUAREZ, MEXICO -- May 1, 2009-- In 2008, a civilian in Juarez had a greater chance of being killed in Juarez, than they did in Baghdad. Sister Donna Kustusch, OP, who runs Centro Santa Catalina a safe Haven for Women and Children in Juarez, is featured in a video on the New York Times website. The story describes the current escalation of violence in Mexico.

RELATED LINK: Immigration Perspective: Sinsinawa Dominican Christine Feagan of St. Mary's Catholic Church talks about the effects of the 2006 immigration raid at a Postville, Iowa meatpacking plant. READ MORE

Enrique’s Journey
Dominican School Hosts Mexican Human Rights Advocate

Olga SanchezSan Anselmo, CA —May 1, 2009--  Every day undocumented migrants risk their lives – and literally, their limbs - to hop trains headed north. Many are horribly injured and find their way to the Shelter of Jesus the Good Shepherd. The shelter director, Olga Sanchez Martinez, recently visited a San Rafael Dominican School in San Anselmo to speak to the students. READ MORE

Among 49 "Unsung Heroes of Compassion"
Dalai Lama Honors San Rafael Dominican

GervaceSan Francisco, CA, April 26, 2009 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the honored guest at a luncheon at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco on Sunday where he acknowledged and thanked 49 individuals, including Sister Gervaise Valpey, OP (San Rafael) of San Domenico School, who were named the 2009 Unsung Heroes of Compassion. READ MORE

Cabra Dominican Offers Insights on St. Catherine as Peacemaker

Mary O'DriscollORANGEBURG, NY --April 19, 2009-- After leading a four-day retreat at Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining New York, Sr. Mary O’Driscoll, OP (Cabra) gave an afternoon talk on Catherine of Siena as a model peacemaker at Dominican College.

Recent Dominican Books
NEW EDITION: Speaking with Authority
Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP

Paulist Press has recently published a new edition of Speaking with Authority: Catherine of Siena and the Voices of Women Today. The book features the witness and inspiration of Catherine of Siena's life as well as insights about the voices of women in the Church today. The new edition includes a new introduction and a foreword by Suzanne Noffke. Read a REVIEW by Carl Trutter, OP. MORE on the book

Awakening to PrayerAwakening to Prayer
Clare Wagner, OP

God calls you to live, and to live abundantly. But you can never be fully alive if you are not fully awake to God. This is the challenge Clare Wagner sets out in Awakening to Prayer: A Woman’s Perspective: to be completely aware of God’s presence in your day-to-day life. A great resource for Dominicans in faith formation ministry. READ MORE

New DVD Available
Immersed In God’s Creation: Catherine of Siena

DVDNEW YORK- April 29, 2009-- The Earth Council of the Dominican congregations in the North East have recently released a new contemporary treatment of Catherine of Siena: Immersed In God’s Creation. The DVD is presented in an interactive format format which features the reflections on Catherine and eco-spirituality from members of the Earth Council. READ MORE

Northeast Dominicans Explore New Ministries

Ministry FairSPARKILL, NY - May 1, 2009-- The NorthEast Dominicans sponsored a collaborative Ministry Fair on March 28th in Sparkill.  The program gave sisters in the area an opportunity to hear about new opportunities for service in full-time, part-time and volunteer ministry. Twenty five ministries were represented.  At least 100 sisters participated. READ MORE

BE SURE to look over Margaret Mayce's recent UN Briefing on the UN's examination of the world financial crises. READ MORE

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 4 is World Day of Prayer for Vocations.The message of Pope Benedict XVI for this universal Church commemoration is available in a Word document

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