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April 28, 2010

Springfield Dominicans
Chicago street renamed to honor sister teachers

Thanks to the efforts of some eighth-grade students, the 2400 block of Ridgeway Avenue in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood has a new honorary name: “Dominican Sisters Way.” The name recognizes the 100-year presence of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, at Our Lady of Grace Elementary School. A dedication ceremony and street sign unveiling was held April 23 at the school. READ MORE

Caldwell College
New graduate course on multicultural ministry

Caldwell College Department of Theology and Philosophy has announced a new elective course in its offerings for the Master’s in Pastoral Ministry to be introduced this summer. “The Contemporary Multicultural Church” will provide “a theological basis and history of the multicultural church, and the cultures of its members, to assist students in dealing effectively with the multicultural dimensions of ministry and mission,” according to Sister Barbara A. Moore, OP, coordinator for the program. READ MORE

Maryknoll sister ministered in El Salvador
Romero Days' Forum honors Sister Carla

"Romero Days" is a forum at Notre Dame University that explores social justice issues every year on the March 24 anniversary of the death of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980. Later that same year, Maryknoll Sister Carol "Carla" Piette died during a flash flood while serving the poor in El Salvador. Author Jackie Maggiore knew Sister Carla. During the Romero Days forum, Ms. Maggiore talked about her new book on Sister Carla. READ MORE

Dominican vocations
Five students at Walsh University pursue vowed life

Fr. Gabriel Gillen, OP, of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, reports in a recent blog that five students from Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio, are pursuing vocations as vowed Dominicans. “Two years ago, Fr. Christopher Saliga, OP, became the first full-time chaplain at Walsh University. The need to expand from a part- to full-time chaplaincy was a direct result of Walsh's growing community that now serves over 3,000 persons. In God's good providence, the university's move to having a full-time chaplaincy is already bearing fruit for the Church,” writes Fr. Gabriel. READ MORE

Sisters in the news
Serving the homeless in Anchorage

Jackie Stoll, OP, an Adrian Dominican and nurse practitioner, ministers to the people she meets on her regular visits to homeless camps and shelters in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage Daily News columnist Julia O'Malley spent a day with Sister Jackie and wrote about her experience. There is also a link to a photo gallery at the bottom of the article. READ MORE

High Schools Preaching Conference
12th annual conference is June 26–July 1

Students and adult mentors from more than 30 Dominican high schools throughout the country will gather at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan June 26–July 1 for the 12th annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference. The mission of the conference is to “empower high school students to discover and deepen the preacher within themselves through prayer, study, community, and interaction with the Dominican family.” READ MORE

Preaching through the arts
Sister artists deepen relationships at Hope Café

Dominican Sisters of Hope have been encouraged to facilitate Hope Cafés, the objective of which would be to “widen our tents” and invite others to come for informal gatherings at convenient sites around pre-determined topics. Sister Lorraine Ferguson, a Dominican Sister of Hope, coordinated such a gathering for artists at Mariandale in Ossining, New York. READ MORE

Stepping Forward Together
DLC, Federation collaborate to form new entity

The Federation of Dominican Sisters USA and the Dominican Leadership Conference (DLC) have begun the process of merging into one organization. A recent Federation meeting in Chicago honored the group's history while laying the groundwork for the formation of a new collaborative entity. Currently the DLC is also seeking applicants for the position of executive director for the new organization. READ MORE

The next Dominican Life | USA update will be published on Wednesday, May 19. Deadline for submission of articles/photos is Friday, May 14.

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