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Lay Dominicans in the News
The Intermountain Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah, recently published a story on the St. Catherine of Siena Chapter of the Lay Dominicans. Read story
Dominican Institute for the Arts
The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) held its annual Gathering July 25–28 at St. Albert Priory in Oakland, Calif. Twenty-seven Dominican artists from the United States and England gathered where DIA began 16 years ago. The group honored Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP (Adrian) with the Fra Angelico Award, and Sister Janice Holkup, OP (Adrian) and Dominican Associate Carol O’Connor, OPA, with Spirit Recognition. Read more
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for U.N. member states and civil society to re-affirm commitments to nuclear disarmament, and to ensure that this common end is reflected in national budgets, plans and institutions. An op-ed article written by the Secretary-General stresses the absolute necessity of disarmament. He states that “massive military spending and new investments in modernizing nuclear weapons have left the world over-armed—and peace under-funded.” Read more
Mount Saint Mary College
Cardinal Timothy Dolan visited Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, this summer to celebrate mass preceding a four-day philosophy workshop of international scholars. Eighty five scholars attended the philosophy workshop, titled “Thomas Aquinas and the Mind/Body Problem.” Read more
Caravan for Peace
The Dominican Family Justice and Peace Commission in Mexico wrote a letter to the Dominican family in the United States, seeking solidarity with their Caravan for Peace, which began Aug. 12 and continues through Sept. 12. Participants in the caravan are family members of victims of violence in Mexico. The caravan will be hosted by U.S. Dominicans at several locations throughout the U.S. More photos and information about the caravan will be posted in the Sept. 12 DomLife update. Read letter
Mariandale Retreat Center
Sister Nancy Murray, OP (Adrian) will perform “Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times” at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, New York, a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Hope. Sister Nancy wrote the two-hour, one-woman show at the behest of the Dominican Leadership Conference in 2000, and has been performing it for the past 12 years. Read more
Vote for the Common Good
The Northeast Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration (OPSCC) will host Sister Simone Campbell, SSS from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Caldwell College and also from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Blauvelt Dominicans motherhouse. Sister Simone, director of NETWORK (a national Catholic social justice lobby), will lead an exploration into the topic “Vote for the Common Good.” The events and parking are free, but seating is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Download registration form (PDF), e-mail Sister Mary Ellen O’Grady, or call Sister Peggy Ryan at 973-403-3331 ext. 46.
“Trailblazers in Habits,” a 90-minute film documenting the pioneer work of Maryknoll Sisters, the first U.S.-based congregation of Catholic women religious dedicated to foreign mission, will have its New York premiere on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St. Award-winning director Nancy Tong, an alumna of Maryknoll School, Hong Kong, is contributing all the proceeds from the film to the Maryknoll Sisters. Read more
The Archdiocese of New Orleans and the congregations of women religious serving there—including the Adrian Dominican Sisters—are offering women a home where they can discern God’s call in their lives. Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans blessed the Magnificat House of Discernment for Women on Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Read more
Wisdom House Retreat Center
Wisdom House Retreat Center and the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University are co-sponsoring “Vatican II: An Unexpected Revolution” Sept. 28–29. at Wisdom House in Litchfield, Connecticut. The program begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Friday and concludes at 2:30 pm Saturday. The program will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by exploring its purpose and legacy. Presenters include Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD; Paul Lakeland, PhD; and the Most Rev. Peter A. Rosazza, D.D. For more information, call 860-567-3163 or visit www.wisdomhouse.org.
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.