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July 28, 2010

Dominican Sisters of Peace
Sisters join interfaith rally for immigration reform

About 25 Dominican Sisters of Peace participated in a faith-based rally outside the Ohio state capitol building July 21 in an effort to encourage just, humane, and comprehensive immigration reform. The event was one of dozens nationwide being held in the eight weeks leading up to July 28, when a strict immigration law based on racial profiling is set to go into effect in Arizona. READ MORE

Dominican Province of St. Joseph
Meet 21 young men who will enter the novitiate

Later this summer, 21 young men will be admitted as novices in the Province of St. Joseph. This is the largest class of novices the province has received in more than 40 years. There are also eight men preparing to make their first vows as Dominican friars on August 15 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The photos and bios of the men entering the novitiate are posted in the vocations blog on the Province of St. Joseph web site. READ MORE

Project OPUS
Editors of second volume meet at McGreal Center

The editorial team of “Dominicans on Mission (1865–1910),” the second volume in the series “The Order of Preachers in the United States: A Family History” (Project OPUS), met at the McGreal Center at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, July 13-15. Quite a number of archivists/researchers have submitted drafts/information for the first section of volume two. READ MORE

Sisters of Earth
Dominican sisters attend conference

Dominican sisters from various congregations were among the 150 attendees of this conference, which was held at the Passionist Retreat Center in Riverdale, New York, from July 8–11. The theme of the conference was “The Wisdom of Women, the Wisdom of the Indigenous.” READ MORE

Siena Heights University
Stadium to be named after Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin

Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, OP (Adrian) is a legend at Barry University. Now, her name will live on at another educational institution. Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan, recently broke ground on a new performance stadium, named after Sister Jeanne. Sister Jeanne, a 1958 graduate of Siena University, was president of Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, for 23 years. READ MORE

Dominican Alliance
Sisters participate in first annual pilgrimage

June 23–July 2, 25 sisters from six Dominican congregations gathered at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, for an orientation to their shared history by Janet Welsh, OP, director of the McGreal Center. The next days were filled with bus trips to motherhouses in Racine, Sinsinawa, Springfield, and Grand Rapids. READ MORE

Dominican Sisters of Peace
Congregation gathers for first assembly

About 425 sisters and associates of the Dominican Sisters of Peace
gathered July 22–25, 2010, at Ohio Dominican University for their first congregational assembly since their founding on Easter Sunday 2009. On Saturday evening of the meeting, the group celebrated the Jubilees of sisters marking milestone anniversaries of profession. READ MORE

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The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose have announced the election of new leadership: Gloria Marie Jones, OP, prioress; Diane Bridenbecker, OP, vicaress; Alicia Lucy, OP, Carolyn Marie Monahan, OP, and Maria Reina Perea, OP, councilors. The transfer of leadership will take place Sept. 18.

Help the world and have fun, too: The Maryknoll International Bazaar is set for Oct. 23. Reach out to 17 countries without ever leaving your own.

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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