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July 14, 2010

Adrian Dominicans
Transfer of leadership celebrated July 3

The Adrian Dominican Sisters marked the transfer of leadership to a new Prioress and General Council during a special Eucharistic Liturgy held on July 3 at St. Dominic Chapel, (formerly Lumen Ecclesiae Chapel), at Siena Heights University. Taking office were Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Prioress; Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, General Councilor and Vicaress; Sister Julie Hyer, OP, General Councilor and Administrator; Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, General Councilor; and Sister Kathleen Schanz, OP, General Councilor. READ MORE

Province of St. Joseph
Dominican friars elect Mulcahy as prior provincial

The Very Rev. Brian Martin Mulcahy, OP, was elected Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph during the Provincial Chapter meeting held in June at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Father Mulcahy, age 48, has served as the Vicar Provincial, or Socius, of the province since January 2009. READ MORE

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia
Nashville congregation marks 150th anniversary

On Friday, June 25, an extremely hot day in Nashville, Tennessee, more than 1,400 people joined the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia for a celebration of their 150th Jubilee. Those attending included representatives of other religious communities, as well as families, friends, benefactors and students of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. READ MORE

Justice after War in Iraq
Coordinating Committee offers flyer, webcasts

In recent months, the Iraq Coordinating Committee of the North American Dominican Justice Promoters has been sharing information about the current situation in Iraq. Two webcasts, an update on the situation of Christians in Iraq, and one focusing on the impact of the Dominican family in Iraq, are available for viewing online. READ MORE

High Schools Preaching Conference
12th annual event has highest attendance yet

“Activeritas!” is the word created by Michael Petro for the 12th Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference that took place June 26–July 1 at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. Participants from 22 Dominican schools from across the United States and Puerto Rico gathered to deepen and discover again their Dominican spirit. READ MORE

Southern Dominican friars publish statement

At their chapter meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in May, the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres published a statement in support of immigration reform. READ MORE

Come and See
Adrian Dominicans host weekend event in August

If you’re a single Catholic woman, age 18 to 35, you are invited to explore life as an Adrian Dominican sister at the next “Come and See” event, set for Thursday to Sunday, August 5-8, 2010 at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus in Adrian, Michigan. READ MORE

Faith and Film
Toy Story, City Island

Pixar is back with Woody, Buzz, and the gang in Toy Story 3. In this funny, touching, and poignant film, Andy, owner of the toys, is preparing to leave home to go to college. City Island is a wonderful family “dramedy” starring Andy Garcia as Vince Rizzo, a New York correctional officer who longs to be an actor. Reviews by Tom Condon, OP.

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

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The 250 members of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia are still educating Nashville’s young women who attend Saint Cecilia Academy, but have expanded their teaching apostolate to 14 states and Australia in 35 schools and Aquinas College in Nashville. READ MORE