In true Dominican fashion, 19 young women and men left the Adrian Dominican motherhouse on Aug. 9, the day after the Feast of St. Dominic, to preach the Word to people in need from one U.S. coast to the other. They were the 2012–13 Dominican Volunteers, newly commissioned at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy in St. Catherine Chapel after a week of orientation. This is the largest group of volunteers since Dominican Volunteers USA (DVUSA) was founded in 2001. Read more
Sister Mary Hughes, OP, prioress of the Amityville Dominican Sisters and past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), will represent LCWR at the National Press Club’s Aug. 16 luncheon in Washington, DC, beginning at 12:50 p.m. EST. Her address and a subsequent question and answer session will be covered on C-Span and will also be webcast. Sister Mary Hughes was also recently interviewed by PBS.
High Schools Preaching Conference
Twenty-five Dominican High Schools participated in the 14th Annual Preaching Conference June 26–July 1 at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. For six days, 99 students and their mentors immersed themselves into the Dominican charism. This collaborative effort involves the Dominican sisters of Adrian, Amityville, Houston, Mission San Jose, Peace, San Rafael, Sinsinawa, and Springfield, and the Dominican friars of the provinces of St. Albert the Great and St. Martin de Porres, along with the Dominican Volunteers, the National College Preaching in Action Conference, and Dominican Young Adults USA. Read more
Dominican Province of St. Joseph
On Saturday, Aug. 11, four student brothers, Br. Thomas More Garrett, Br. John Maria Devaney, Br. Sebastian White, and Br. Gabriel Joseph Torretta, made their Solemn Profession of Vows in the Priory Chapel of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. The friars will continue their education and formation in Washington as they prepare for eventual ordination as deacons and then as priests. View photos on Dominican Province of St. Joseph web site.
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Four ceremonies Aug. 11–12 in Akron, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Great Bend, Kansas; and Oxford, Michigan were filled with proclamations from Dominican Associates of Peace as they committed themselves to the call and the Dominican preaching mission through a life rooted in prayer, study, community, and ministry. View photos from the associate commitment ceremonies on the Dominican Sisters of Peace web site.
Dominican Center at Marywood
Several Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Michigan are exhibiting their artwork at the Dominican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids through Aug. 27. Read more
Journey with Dominic and Catherine of Siena
Sister Mary Driscoll, OP, will lead a tour of France and Italy June 20–30, 2013 designed for laypersons who want to deepen the Dominican charism in the holy places where Dominic and Catherine of Siena lived and preached. The program includes conferences on the life and spirit of Dominic and Catherine, as well as prayer, seminars, group sharing and tours. For more information, e-mail Sister Jeanne Goyette, OP.
Immerse yourself in the spirit of the Rhineland mystics during a retreat and one-day tours July 20–28, 2013 in Strasbourg, France. Learn about Dominican mysticism in the 14th century and visit the cities influenced by the Dominican mystical movement. Make a retreat where the preaching of Meister Eckhart, John Tauler and Henry Suso inspired countless women and men in their search for union with God. Led by Mary Driscoll, OP; Jeanne Goyette, OP; Patricia Gallagher, OP; and Donagh O’Shea, OP. Download brochure or e-mail Sister Jeanne Goyette, OP for more information.
Register now for the first annual Dominican Sisters Conference (DSC) Convocation Oct. 4–7 at the Westin Hotel in Wheeling, Illinois! More than 600 sisters and associates will attend. 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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