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In a Eucharistic celebration May 20 at Sacred Heart Chapel in Springfield, Illinois, 22 candidates formalized their relationship with the Dominican Family by making a public commitment to witness Gospel values as Dominican Associates. In doing so, they join more than 300 women and men in the United States and Peru who accompany the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois on a life-long journey of prayer, study and preaching. Read more
Sister Diana Momeka, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, of Mosul, Iraq, was chosen by her classmates at Chicago Theological Union (CTU) to give the graduate commencement address during the May 17 commencement ceremony, held in K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Temple, the oldest Jewish temple in Chicago. Sister Diana earned a Doctor of Ministry degree. Read more
Tuesday, June 5 marks the annual commemoration of World Environment Day. This is one of the primary ways in which the United Nations fosters worldwide awareness of the state of our environment, in the hope of enhancing political attention and action. Read article by Margaret Mayce, OP
Five brothers from the Dominican Province of St. Joseph are preparing for ordination to priesthood. Jerome Augustine Zeiler, OP; Jordan Joseph Schmidt, OP; Augustine Marie Reisenauer, OP; Michael Dominic O’Connor, OP; and Justin Marie Brophy, OP will be ordained in a Mass at historic Saint Dominic’s Church in Washington, D.C. Read more
The board and staff of Dominican Volunteers USA recognized Sister Pat Howell, OP (Blauvelt) at its first annual Benefit and Silent Auction with a presentation of the second annual DVUSA Mission Award. Sister Pat Howell was an instrumental part of the planning process that made Dominican Volunteers USA a national collaboration of the 18 congregations/provinces of the Dominican Family. Read article by Michael Chapuran
Dominican Sisters of Peace
On Saturday, May 26, Sister Mary Vuong, OP, made her Perpetual Profession of Vows as a Dominican Sister of Peace at the Great Bend, Kansas, motherhouse. Sister Mary's friend Fr. Anthony Nguyen, a diocesan priest from Jackson, Mississippi, presided at the Mass. It was the vigil Mass of Pentecost, commemorating when Jesus' disciples were given the Holy Spirit and sent out to preach the Gospel, which proved the perfect theme for Sister Mary's profession weekend. Read more
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) Basic Education Instructor Sister Dorothy Hughes, OP, received a standing ovation from SWTC staff as she was honored for 42 years of service to the college and southwest Wisconsin. Dorothy began teaching community outreach programs including sewing and foods in 1970 and has since taught basic education and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)/General Education Diploma (GED) test preparation at the SWTC outreach site at Sinsinawa Mound. Read more
Dominican Sisters Conference
The raffle drawings have officially begun! This month, great gifts donated by Dominicans will be given away daily. Proceeds support the mission of the Dominican Sisters Conference. List of winners (updated weekly)
Visit DomLife’s Coming Events page for the latest schedule of summer retreats, programs, and educational opportunities. We have been making regular updates to this page, so please check back. If you know of an event and would like to see it published, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register now for the first annual Dominican Sisters Conference (DSC) Convocation Oct. 4–7 at the Westin Hotel in Wheeling, Illinois! Speakers Timothy Radcliffe, OP and Judi Neal will address the theme “Edge Walkers: Unfolding the Fertile Unknown.” The convocation will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and will close Sunday, Oct. 7 at noon. To download registration materials (PDF 1.6 MB), click on the graphic or click here.
The Market Place is an opportunity for promoters of preaching, justice, young adult groups, eco-farmers, artists, bakers, booksellers and other special groups or vendors to promote their programs, products or services. Download Market Place application form (MS Word document). Download Market Place flyer (PDF)
Faith and Film
If you pay any attention to entertainment news, you’ve no doubt heard that the opening weekend of the latest comic book movie, “The Avengers,” was the highest grossing weekend in movie history. In its first two weeks, “The Avengers” has made over $300 million dollars. After seeing the film, its huge success seems a sad commentary on the state of movies today. Read review by Tom Condon, OP