September 21st Dominicans Join International Day of Prayer for Peace with Advocates Around the World
September 21 2009-- Along a street in Hicksville, NY, neighbors displayed a peace candle poster in their windows as a sign of their prayers for peace. Dominican Sisters of Amityville encouraged them with mailbox flyers. At the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, rang a peace bell and said, "On this International Day of Peace, I have one simple message: We must disarm."READ MORE
Racine Dominican Professes Final Vows
RACINE, WI -- On September 6, Ann Pratt, OP, professed her final vows as a Racine Dominican Sister. “I didn’t think I’d feel much different,” reflected S. Ann, who took initial vows in 2003. “It really is different, though. It changes my role in the universal Church to make this permanent commitment to live my life within a community.” S. Ann made her vows in the context of Sunday liturgy at Siena Center in Racine.
St. Martin Province Celebrates Ordinations, Professions and Vestitions
In separate ceremonies, St. Martin Province recently celebrated a number of their men along their vocation journey. Two men were ordained, four men professed simply vows and four other men were vested with the Dominican habit. READ MORE
Elmhurst College Honors Gustavo Gutierrez
Elmhurst, Illinois -- September 21, 2009 -- Dominican friar Gustavo Gutierrez received the Niebuhr Medal in ceremonies on Sunday, September 20th at Elmhurst College, near Chicago. A renowned theologian and champion for the rights of the world's "poorest of the poor," Gutierrez challenges Christians to join in a sustained fight against material poverty.READ MORE
International Meeting on Inter-Religious Dialogue
SANTA SABINA - September 22, 2009 -- Recently, the Dominican Order held the International Meeting on Interreligious Dialogue (JRD). The meeting takes place every four years. The JRD planners invited controversial theologian Fr Peter Phan and hoped that he would “challenge their thinking” – and they weren’t disappointed. READ MORE
DomLife.org Launches Annual Appeal for Support
LAGRANGE PARK, IL --With this update, we launch our third annual appeal for donations. 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.
Two New Ways to Express Your Dominican Spirit
DLC is currently offering two new ways to promote being Dominican: a beautiful sterling silver Dominican cross designed just for the Dominican Family and a black short-sleeve Silk Touch 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