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September 25, 2009

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

St. Martin 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 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.

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Read Margaret Mayce's latest Briefing from the United Nations.

A Resolution in the House of Representatives honoring the historical contributions of Catholic Sisters in the US was approved unanimously.

Recent materials related to the Apostolic Visitation
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