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July 31 2009

Sinsinawa Dominicans To Profess Vows

SINSINAWA, WI --July 31, 2009 .-The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa are pleased to announce the profession of three women. Sisters Priscilla Torres and Christine Walcott will make their first religious professions and Sister Anne Sur, OP, will make her final religious profession at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday, August 9, 2009, in Queen of the Rosary Chapel.

Caldwell Dominican Sister Earns Medical Degree

CALDWELL, NJ - July 31, 2009 -- Uchenna Okereke, OP, MD the youngest member of the Caldwell Dominican Sisters - received her Doctor of Medicine degree, specializing in the Community Health, during graduation ceremonies on May 17, 2009 at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Dominican High School Students Gather for Annual Preaching Conference

ADRIAN, MI July 16,2009  – For five days in late June and early July, the campuses of Siena Heights University and the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse were filled with the laughter and exuberance of 83 students from 21 Dominican high schools across the nation. The students, along with 55 adults, were gathering for the 11th Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference. READ MORE

Caldwell Sisters Act to Abolish Human Trafficking

human TraffickingCaldwell, NJ:  June 19, 2009 – For the past five years the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell have been working steadily and actively in support of human rights by firmly opposing trafficking. These efforts on behalf of human dignity were affirmed recently at a gathering at the Motherhouse in Caldwell. READ MORE

Dominican Institute for the Arts Holds 13th National Gathering
Dominican Associate Recieves Fra Angelico Award

Martha BartholomewCONVENT STATION, NJ-- July 18, 2009-- From July 15-18, members of the Dominican Institute for the Arts from14 states and provinces convened at Xavier Center on the campus of Saint Elizabeth’s College for their 13th Annual National Gathering: The Contemplative Artist.” The annual Fra Angelico Award was given to Domincian Associate Martha Bartholomew.

Women’s Experiences Guide Theologian’s Work

Kathleen McManusPORTLAND, OR -- St. Anselm defined theology as, “faith seeking understanding.”  For Sister Kathleen McManus, OP (Blauvelt), it is the experience of faith, as a woman in the Church, which guides her theological work. READ MORE

The Theology of Food—Eating and the Eucharist

Theology of FoodThe links between religion and food have been known for centuries, and yet we rarely examine or understand the nature of the relationship between food and spirituality, or food and sin. Drawing on literature, politics, and philosophy as well as theology, this book by Angel F. Méndez Montoya, OP, Ph.D., unlocks the role food has played, and shows religion in a new and illuminating light. READ MORE

Read a review of this book by Carl Trutter, OP HERE

Dominican Sisters of Hope

Dominican Art Teacher's StudentsTake Center Stage

FALL RIVER, MA --July 31, 2009 -- For many years Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP, a Dominican Sister of Hope, has been well-known and recognized for her contribution to the arts. READ MORE

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Away We Go

Harry PotterOnce again, film critic, Tom Condon, OP, weighs in on the latest summer movies. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the latest entry of the series. Find out Tom's view of the film. He also reviews a new limited release independent film: Away We Go. READ MORE

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Please keep the following congregations in your prayers as they hold Chapters this coming week:

August 3-6 Chapter of Life and Mission and Election:
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine De' Ricci

August 4 -9 General Assembly Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids

August 5-8 General Chapter Dominican Sisters of Racine