Photo of the Week
Jubilees in June
Dominican sisters across the United States are celebrating anniversaries of profession as vowed women religious this month. Many of the congregations feature stories and photos about their Jubilarians online. We’ve compiled a list of congregations celebrating Jubilees, and links to more information. Read more
College Preaching Conference
During the week of May 22, 35 students from Dominican universities/colleges or colleges with a Dominican presence gathered at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, for the 10th national “Preaching in Action” conference. These young people came together to learn about the Dominican charism of preaching and how that charism can be incorporated into their own lives and passed on to others. Read article by Gina Fleming, OP
Dominican Central Province
The Dominicans Friars of St. Albert the Great (Central) Province gathered for a "farewell Mass" in the chapel at St. Thomas Aquinas Priory June 10. All theological studies at the old priory in River Forest, Illinois, have been transferred to the new campus in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 150 people attended the final Mass in the historic chapel. Read story, view photos in ElmLeaves (Chicago Sun-Times)
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
Camp Kateri is a week-long day and overnight summer camp at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center located in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Established in the 1960s, Rosaryville’s youth summer camp continues to offer an exciting and enriching experience for boys and girls ages 7-13. Two one-week sessions are available: June 24-29 and July 22-27. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center is an apostolic ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Read more
Faith and Film
Most summer movies are targeted to young audiences who are out of school, looking for something to do with their free time. So if the latest superheroes action movie isn’t exactly your cup of tea, it’s good to know that there are at least a few films targeted to “more mature” audiences. Read review by Tom Condon, OP
Dominican Retreat and Conference Center
In a world that is constantly in motion, it is difficult to be still. In a world where we are surrounded with noise, it is difficult to be quiet. In a world where so many demands are made of us, it is difficult to receive. Yet we all need a quiet place where we can simply be, can collect our thoughts, and listen to the voice of God speaking within us. The Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna, New York, offers the Windmill for private, individual retreats. Read more
Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt
Holy Family Convent, in Ventnor, New Jersey, is available for summer rental. Two weeks in July are available: July 14–21 and July 21–28 (Saturday to Saturday). Cost is $5,500 per week and includes 13 bedrooms that sleep 30 adults, seven full bathrooms with handrails in showers, one half bathroom, two kitchens, washer and dryer, picnic tables, chairs and umbrellas; wrap-around porch with rocking chairs and ocean view, and beach badges. Contact Sister Laura Fitzgerald, 718-293-2390 or Sister Maureen Gibbons, 212-307-5188.
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.
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