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February 27, 2013

Walk the ‘Way of the Cross’ with Peace Dominicans

The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite you to “walk with them” through the Stations of the Cross featuring images painted by Fr. Marie-Alain Couturier, OP and reflections written by Dominican Sisters of Peace. Watch the introduction video, then watch the Stations of the Cross video with reflections (embedded above).

Vocation Events
Friars, sisters offer discernment opportunities

The friars of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, Washington, D.C.; Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas, and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, California, are all hosting discernment retreats/weekends in March and April. Read more

Learning Centers: Saints

Sister Catherine Stewart, OP (Springfield) has recently published a new book on the saints through Twenty-Third Publications, in their Learning Centers format. The book is intended for use with elementary students in religious education and includes interactive activities to teach children about the lives of the saints. Read more

Friar in the News
Dominican student brother featured in Washington paper

The Credo section of the Washington Examiner newspaper featured an interview with Brother Timothy Danaher, OP, on Feb. 23. Br. Timothy is preparing for the priesthood at the Dominican Province of St. Joseph’s House of Studies in Washington, D.C. From Dominican Daily. Read more

Adrian Dominicans
Center for Earth Jurisprudence produces documentary

The Center for Earth Jurisprudence (CEJ), directed by Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, recently completed production of a nine-minute documentary exploring the mission and core rationale of the CEJ. The documentary premiered on Feb. 1 at the Future Generations Conference and was posted on You Tube on Feb. 11. Read more

UN Briefing
Commission on the Status of Women: Stopping violence

The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will commence at the United Nations on Monday, March 4, and sessions will continue through Friday, March 15… This year’s CSW priority theme is the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Read article by Dominican Volunteer Kati Garrison

Houston Dominicans
Bowling and dancing for justice

The month of February found the Dominican Sisters of Houston working for justice in unexpected ways. Feb. 10 found sisters at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes supporting Catholic Charities and the United Way. The following Thursday found us at the V-Day Dance in support of One Billion Women Rising sponsored by the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition (HRRC). Read article by Ceil Roeger, OP

Blauvelt Dominicans
Sisters, associates take Climate Reality Pledge

During their assembly Feb. 15–18, the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, New York, and associates decided to deepen their commitment to protect the environment by taking the Climate Reality Pledge. The assembly participants also sent post cards to President Obama asking him to act boldly to protect the climate in his second term. Visit the Climate Reality Project web site for more information.

Dominican Center at Marywood
Pilgrimage to Spain is Oct. 26–Nov. 5

The Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in Michigan, celebrates A Year of Faith with the church by sponsoring a tour of Spain, the land of St. Dominic de Guzman (13th century founder of the Dominican Order), St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, 16th century reformers and Doctors of the Church; and Saint Ignatius of Loyola (16th century founder of the Jesuits). This 11-day trip, hosted by Sisters Nancy Brousseau, OP and Diane Zerfas, OP, will leave Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 26, and return to Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Read more

Previous updates:

    February 13, 2013
January 30, 2013 January 16, 2013 Dec 19, 2012
December 5, 2012 November 16, 2012 October 31, 2012
October 17, 2012 Sept 26, 2012 Sept 12, 2012
August 29, 2012 August 15, 2012 July 25, 2012
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, March 13. Deadline for submission of articles/photos is Friday, March 8.


Tacoma Dominicans launch new web site

The Dominican Sisters of Tacoma, Washington, are celebrating their 125 anniversary this year. They recently launched a new web site.

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‘Five Paths to the Priesthood’

The Dominican Province of St. Joseph has released a new 30-minute vocation video. The video aired on CatholicTV Feb. 22.

Watch video

Women of God: Influences from African Spirituality

On Saturday, March 9, the Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers a morning of conversation about the influences of African spirituality. Presented by four Catholic women whose spirituality has been profoundly gifted by the cultural influences of Kenya and Nigeria.

More info

High Schools Preaching Conference

The 15th annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference is scheduled for June 24–29 at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. Applications are due April 30.

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Lay Dominicans: Challenge newsletter

Read the winter 2013 newsletter published by the Lay Dominicans of St. Albert the Great Province.

Read newsletter (PDF)

Online tribute
to ‘Sister Cook’

Brian Doyle, editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland and author of the essay collection “Grace Notes,” recently published a brief but heartfelt tribute to a Dominican sister he knew as a child.

Read article

Commission on the Status of Women: Stopping violence

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