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May 22 2009

St. Joseph Province Dedicates New $18M Academic Center

House of StudiesWASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2009-- A weekend of events on April 18th and 19th inaugurated the new Academic Center and Theological Library of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies here. Master of the Order, Fr. Carlos Alfonso Costa, OP, was present along with many other dignitaries and guests.

Invitation to Contemplation

ashramADRIAN, MI, May 22, 2009--  For the last ten years, the Dominican Ashram has been a place of centered contemplation and quiet.  It offers Dominicans an opportunity to live a more contemplative life for a committed period of time. Currently, the community members are inviting others to consider joining them in the contemplative life. READ MORE

Distance Learning Program Initiated by International Research Center

shopFANJEAUX, FRANCE -- May 22, 2009 -- S.H.O.P. the international research center for study of the history of Dominican women, announced recently that it will offer a distance learning history course. It has received approval from the International Commission of Nuns of the Order. READ MORE (PDF)

Doctorate Without Borders

graduateBLAUVELT, NY, May 22, 2009-- After seven years of studies, Sr. Venentia Mthembu (Montebello, South Africa) is among the first group of graduates to receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY.  Sr. Venentia is one of five Montebello Dominicans that have come to Blauvelt to study. READ MORE

Racine Dominicans Offer New Approach
to Alleviating Poverty

RACINE, WI, May 22, 2009-- In April 2009 the HOPES Center of Racine became a sponsored ministry of the Racine Dominicans. Located downtown, its purpose is to build awareness of the causes and consequences of poverty, and to employ collaborative, multi-dimensional approaches toward their alleviation.

DIA Annual Meeting Highlights the Contemplative Artist

KathleenCONVENT STATION, NJ -- The annual gathering of the Dominican Institute for the Arts, (DIA) will take place this year at Xavier Center, Convent Station July 15 - 18, 2009. This year’s event, dedicated to The Contemplative Artist, will open with a day of reflection facilitated by acclaimed theologian/ performing artist, Kathleen Deignan, CND.  READ MORE

Exhibit Opens on the History of US Women Religious

lcwr exhibitCINCINNATI, OH - May 22, 2009-- LCWR has mounted an exhibit on the rich history and contributions of Catholic sisters in the United States. The exhibit opened at Cincinnati Museum Center on May 16, 2009. Through photographs, artifacts and documentary material drawn from the archives of many congregations, Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, tells how sisters played a vital role in shaping American life from before the earliest days of the republic and throughout its history. READ MORE

Adrian Dominican Sisters, Associates and Friends
Celebrate 125 Years of Ministry and Service

Adrian logoADRIAN, MI – Some 700 Adrian Dominican Sisters, Associates, and special guests gathered from as far away as the Philippines, Norway and the Dominican Republic and throughout the United States at the Motherhouse campus over the weekend of May 15-17. READ MORE

The Soloist
Film critic Tom Condon, OP checks in with a review of a new film that challenges how we think about homelessness.

Journalist Steve Lopez discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers , a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. READ MORE


We moved! The DLC Offices have moved to new office space, located in the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange Park, IL. Here is our new information. 1515 West Ogden Avenue Suite 604-606
LaGrange Park, IL 60526-1721
708-482-5033 or 708-482-5021
email addresses are the same.

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Practical Planet
As the weather warms up, here are some tips on caring for the planet when you want to turn on the air conditioner.

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