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June 2, 2010

Dominican Sisters International
Meeting evokes greater unity, solidarity

A new movement toward greater unity and a desire to speak with one voice on behalf of the poor emerged as a result of the Sixth General Assembly of Dominican Sisters International (DSI) which met in Rome, Italy, May 14-19. DSI celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. READ MORE

Dominican Sisters International
U.S. prioresses visit Iraqi Dominican sisters

In a prelude to the solidarity of the Assembly of the Dominican Sisters International, about 13 Prioresses from U.S. Dominican congregations visited the Dominican Sisters of Iraq at their new foundation in Florence. The prioresses arrived a few days before the DSI Assembly to see the house and learn about the present condition of Iraqi Dominicans in their homeland. READ MORE

Sparkill Dominicans
Catholic Charities honors Sister Anne Foley

Sparkill Dominican Sister Anne Foley was the recipient of a Meritorious Service Award at a recent convening of the Federation of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. The award was presented by Archbishop Timothy Dolan. READ MORE

St. Martin de Porres Province
Dominican friars elect new leadership

The friars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres have announced the election of their new Prior Provincial, Brother Chris Eggleston, OP. The diffinitors in the order of election are Scott O'Brien, OP; Emiliano Zapata, OP; Tom Condon, OP; and Charles Latour, OP. Please keep the Capitulars in your prayers as they continue the work of the Seventh Provincial Chapter. For more information about the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, visit their Web site.

Blauvelt Dominicans
Motherhouse becomes movie set

There was a flurry of activity in the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt Motherhouse as HBO converted the first floor into a 1930s hospital for a remake of the classic film noir "Mildred Pierce," starring Kate Winslet. READ MORE

Caldwell Dominicans
Sister Pat Daly receives honorary degree

Duquesne University recognized the ministry achievements of Sister Patricia Daly, OP, executive director of Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment, by presenting her with an Honorary Doctor of Business Leadership degree at its annual Commencement ceremony on May 7. READ MORE

Dominican Volunteers USA
Organization seeking new executive director

DVUSA is a national collaborative organization that recruits and places young adults as volunteers in full-time ministry. The executive director manages the program, supervises and collaborates with a small staff, and reports to a national board of directors. READ MORE

In Our Keeping
Register now for Dominican Archivists and Historians’ Conference

If you are an archivist or historian interested in Dominican history, you won't want to miss the In Our Keeping Conference July 8–11 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.” The registration deadline is fast approaching. READ MORE

Weber Center
Group facilitation course offered this fall

The Weber Center in Adrian, Michigan, is offering a course on “Skills for Facilitating Groups.” Designed for those who lead others and who wish to better understand and practice the art and skill of empowering groups, the course includes three five-day workshops on process facilitation. READ MORE

The next Dominican Life | USA update will be published on Wednesday, June 16. Deadline for submission of articles/photos is Friday, June 11.

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St. Augustine Parish in Platteville, Wisconsin, has honored Sr. Marie Juan Maney, OP,
with a YouTube video about her work at the parish titled "Giving the Notes Life."

View video (part 1)

View video (part 2)

Dominican Supplies and Books is now online. The new web site features a Dominican Arts Exchange.

The Sixth Annual OPrize for Poetry is nearing its July 30 deadline. Click here for more info.