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April 14, 2010

Kaleidoscope Summer Retreat
Dominican Life Remembered and Renewed:
A Reflection on the Four Pillars

New life is bursting forth throughout creation as we celebrate these Easter days, and the Kaleidoscope Planning Committee invites its members to consider the new life arising in them at this summer’s Kaleidoscope retreat. The members of Kaleidoscope are Dominican sisters who are either 55 years of age or younger and/or 10 years finally professed or less. READ MORE

Catholic Education
Dominican sisters among those honored by NCEA

The National Catholic Educational Association annual convention was held in Minneapolis, Minn., April 6–8. Sister Joan Sorge, OP, was one of nine principals to receive the NCEA Distinguished Principal/Robert J. Kealey Award, and Sister Marion O'Connor, OP, was one of six teachers to receive the Catholic Secondary Education Award. READ MORE

Nuclear Disarmament
Events, rally, march to be held in New York
April 30–May 2

Plan to march with the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, numerous Hibakusha (survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings) and thousands of peace and disarmament activists from around the world in New York City on Sunday, May 2. READ MORE

Earth Day 2010
Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream Symposium set for April 24

SINSINAWA, WI—To celebrate Earth Day, a symposium focusing on global issues such as climate change, poverty and economic crisis will take place at Sinsinawa Mound from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24. READ MORE

Camp WeHaKee
Dominican ministry welcomes girls of all faiths

Founded and sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters, Camp WeHaKee is a place of fun and play where a girl’s journey strengthens her relationship with God, self, others and nature. Located in Northern Wisconsin, Camp WeHaKee is the only Catholic all-girl resident camp in the United States. The camp is gearing up for its 88th summer, and is seeking campers as well as volunteers. READ MORE

The McGreal Center for Dominican Historical Studies
In Our Keeping: Dominican Archivists and Historians Conference

The 2010 In Our Keeping Conference will be held July 8–11, 2010, at The McGreal Center for Dominican Historical Studies at Dominican University. This year's theme is “Keeping and Telling the Dominican Story: Our Gift for the 21st Century.” READ MORE

Faith and Film
The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer is a suspense thriller about a young writer, simply referred to as “the Ghost” (Ewan McGregor), who is hired to be the ghost writer for Adam Lang, a retired British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan). Directed by Roman Polanski.
by Tom Condon, OP.


The next Dominican Life | USA update will be published on Wednesday, April 28. Deadline for submission of articles/photos is Friday, April 23.

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Movements Toward Nuclear Disarmament: How We Might Be Involved

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