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October 16, 2009 Annual Appeal In Full Swing

LAGRANGE PARK, IL -- Our annual appeal for support is now in full swing. Don't forget to make your donation. Your financial support of Dominican Life | USA helps defray the cost of maintaining this site, which reaches thousands of Dominicans here and around the world. Use the safe and convenient links on the right sidebar. To learn more about our mission, READ MORE.

DLC Annual Meeting Combines Creative Leadership with Future Directions

DLC logoMILWAUKEE, WI October 16, 2009 -- The Dominican Leadership Conference gathered for its annual meeting at the Ramada Hotel here October 9-12, 2009, to reflect on the elements of leading with creativity, consider possibilities for its future, and hear the voices of Dominicans from around the world.

Nuns’ Build Project
Dominicans Add Their Labor to Rebirthing Efforts in New Orleans

Nuns BuildST. BERNARD PARISH, LA --  "There's a need here, and sisters are responsive -- that's what we do," Sister Mary  Keefe, OP (Adrian) said of the effort of 36 Dominicans from ten congregations who participated in Nuns’ Build, an effort to rebuild homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

About 80 sisters from across the United States worked from October 5th  to 9th  hanging wallboard, installing insulation and other tasks in St. Bernard civil parish. READ MORE

Founder of the Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation
The Canonization of St. Francis Coll y Guitart OP

Francis CollROME, Italy-- St. Francisco Coll Guitart, a Spanish Dominican priest who founded the Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation in the 19th century. was canonized October 11th. He was famed for his evangelical preaching, aimed especially at Catholics who had lapsed from the practice of the faith. He made great use of the rosary, initiating the "perpetual rosary" in parts of Spain. His popular missions continued until his death in 1875 at 62.

Dominicans Suffer from Typhoon Ketsana
In late September, Typhoon Ketsana swept across the Philippines and devastated the country. Cecilia Espenilla, OP, DSI Coordinator of Asia-Pacific recounts the event and subsequent earthquake that later hit Indonesia. Please keep our Dominican brothers and sisters in your prayers. READ MORE

Parable's Mendicantour Lecturer Dies Unexpectedly

Eli Pascual Espinoux, OP, 50, a frequent lecturer to pilgrims who made the Lands of Dominic tours with the Parable Conference passed away after an unexpected illness in France, September 13, 2009. He also lectured on Dominican history for the Fanjeaux retreats and study projects from the US. . He lived in Toulouse at the provincial house. His obituary appears on the provinces website (fr) . Please remember in your prayers his brothers who mourn his loss and for the Dominican Order as well.

Bright Star
Film Review: Bright Star

Film critic Tom Condon checks in with a new film, not widely distributed as yet. Bright Star, is based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.

Two New Ways to Express Your Dominican Spirit

Polo shirt ModelIt might be early to think about Christmas shopping but you might want to think about these two new Dominican items: a beautiful sterling silver Dominican cross designed just for the Dominican Family and a black short-sleeve polo shirt with a
Dominicans: Order of Preachers emblem. Proceeds benefit DLC, the sponsor of Dominican Life | USA. Be sure to order yours today! READ MORE

November 3rd
Saint Martin de Porres, Patron of Social Justice

Martin dePorresThe feast of St. Martin de Porres, Patron of Social Justice, is November 3. The International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace encourages the Dominican Family to celebrate this observance with study and prayer related to the injustices in our world today. Here is a prayer service you can use.

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Two Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, died September.27, 2009, after being involved in a two-vehicle accident in North Fort Myers, Fla. MORE

Recent materials related to the Apostolic Visitation
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You can visit the new website of the Dominican Sisters of Tacoma

Looking for a computer self help book? Dominican Sr. Monica Oboagwina has just published a helpful gude. MORE