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August 28, 2009

Dominican Young Adults Gather in Portugal
for International Conference

DYA groupFATIMA, Portugal-- August 28, 2009 --  From as far away as Argentina, Mozambique, Taiwan, Croatia, and the United States, Dominican young adults, friars, sisters and laity gathered for the 11th International conference, “Young Adults: Searching and Preaching in the Dominican Way.”  READ MORE

A Dominican's Perspective on the Honduran Coup

Doris Regan
HONDURAS - August 28, 2009 --  The earthquake in May and the military coup in June have shaken the people of Honduras on many levels. Doris Regan, OP (Peace) who ministers there, offers an informative perspective on what has happened and how it is changing the country. READ MORE

Dominican Life USA Editor Elected

Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’Ricci Elect New Leaders

NISKAYUNA, NY-  The Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’ Ricci held their Chapter of Life and Mission,  August 3-6, 2009 and elected new leadership. Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP the Editor of Dominican Life | USA was elected their next President. Along with Anne, Sr. Ceal Warner, OP was elected to a second term along with  new leaders Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP and Sr. Lucy Vazquez, OP. READ MORE

Grand Rapids Dominicans Share End of Life Insights
with Farmington Hills Nuns

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI-- August 27, 2009 -- Sent forth by the Grand Rapids leadership team’s blessing, Sister Sue Tracy, OP, and Laurie Sefton, RN, headed to the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills, Michigan July 29, 2009. The Dominican nuns had invited them to facilitate four presentations on Dominican Dignity and Freedom at the End
of Life.

Dominican Sisters of Peace New Leadership Begins Term

New TeamCOLUMBUS, OH - On the feast of St. Dominic, August 8, 2009 five women were installed as the first leaders of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, a new congregation founded on Easter Sunday this year.  The new congregation was birthed from the union of seven former congregations of Dominican Sisters.

ABC's Cokie Roberts is Keynote Speaker
Leadership Conference of Women Religious Explores Critical Issues Against Backdrop of Vatican Studies

Cokie RobertsNEW ORLEANS -- Meeting in assembly in New Orleans from August 11 to 14, approximately 800 leaders of US orders of Catholic sisters engaged speakers and one another on some of the most critical issues facing Catholic orders, the Catholic Church, and the people they serve. During the meeting, Mary Hughes, OP prioress of the Amityville Dominicans was elected to LCWR's leadership. READ MORE

Dominican Volunteers USA Begin Service with Orientation

DVUSAMISSION SAN JOSE, CA August 28, 2009 -- With the inviting weather of Fremont, California and the generous hospitality of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Dominican Volunteers USA officially welcomed and sent forth the 2009-2010 volunteers. READ MORE

Three Very Different Films for Your Consideration

Film Critic Tom Condon, OP (St. Martin) offers three new film reviews that are very different from each other, mixed reviews, some raves and some hesitations. His point of view is always a welcome insight before you plunk down your money. 500 Days of Summer, The Hurt Locker and Julie&Julia are reviewed.

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Recent materials related to the Apostolic Visitation
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Letter from the Master of the Order

SANTA SABINA Fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, op. offers some reflections on fraternity in "You Are All Brothers". He invites all the members of the Dominican Family to reflect on his words.
Download a PDF HERE

Helen Alford
Sr. Helen Alford, OP, dean of the social sciences faculty at the Angelicum.