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July 25, 2012

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Dominican Province of St. Joseph
Renewing the Priesthood conference a success

The first annual Renewing the Priesthood Conference, jointly sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Dominican Priory of St. Louis Bertrand, was held July 10–12 at the priory in Louisville, Kentucky. One hundred priests from more than 40 dioceses and religious orders were in attendance. Read more

Members to discern response to Vatican at annual assembly

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) will meet for its annual assembly Aug. 7–11. Mary Hughes, OP (Amityville), past president of LCWR, and Barbara Blesse, OP (Springfield), secretary, are among the Dominicans who will be attending. Please keep all of the sisters in your prayers as LCWR membership discerns its response to the doctrinal assessment report released April 18 by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. More information, including a “Prayer for LCWR,” is available on the LCWR web site. The Dominican Sisters Conference also recently received a letter of support from the Dominican friars of the Southern and Central provinces, and a letter of support from the Central Province Lay Dominicans.

Barry University
Master of the Order visits campus, preaches Mass

Fr. Bruno Cadore, master of the international Order of Preachers, based in Rome, Italy, visited Barry University in Miami as part of a recent visit to Dominican communities in the Southern U.S. Province. He celebrated Mass Sunday, July 15 on the main campus. Barry University is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Read article in the Florida Catholic, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Miami

Adrian Dominicans
Sister nurse celebrates Golden Jubilee

Adrian Dominican Sister Sharon McGuire was featured in a recent story in the Georgia Bulletin, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Sister Sharon talked about her twin vocations to vowed religious life and nursing. She is a founding faculty member at Siena Heights University, which honored her this year with the creation of the Sister Sharon McGuire Academic Excellence Award (read May 9 article on Adrian Dominican web site). Read Georgia Bulletin article

Aquinas Institute
Fr. David Caron named interim president

The Provincial Council of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great (Central Province) has appointed Fr. David Caron, OP, as interim president of Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri, effective Aug. 15. Fr. David is a member of the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres (Southern Province) and will be the first president of Aquinas Institute who is not a member of the Central Province. The interim appointment extends until June 2013. Read more

Dominican Sisters Conference
Registration, Market Place

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)

Previous updates:

July 11, 2012 June 27, 2012 June 13, 2012
May 31, 2012 May 16, 2012 May 2, 2012
April 4, 2012 March 21, 2012 March 7, 2012
February 22, 2012 February 8, 2012 January 25, 2012
January 11, 2012 December 21, 2011 December 7, 2011
November 23, 2011 November 9, 2011 October 19, 2011
October 5, 2011 Sept 21, 2011 Sept 7, 2011
August 24, 2011 August 10, 2011 July 20, 2011

The next Dominican Life | USA update will be published on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Deadline for submission of articles/photos is Friday, Aug. 10.


500th Anniversary of Dominicans in the Americas

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Dominican Sisters Conference launches web site

Visit the new web site for the Dominican Sisters Conference at the link below.

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Feast of Saint Dominic
is Aug. 8

As part of their centennial celebration, the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic will present a Dominican Heritage Reflection via live stream video on Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Dominican friars at St. Patrick’s Church in Columbus, Ohio, will celebrate a Dominican Rite Mass at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4. The Mass is open to the public.

Reflection on my time at the UN by Dominican Volunteer Alex Sajben

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