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June 12, 2013

Photos of the Week

Province of St. Martin de Porres
Assembly includes celebration of solemn profession

The week of May 20, 70 friars of the Southern Province (Martin de Porres) gathered for their annual assembly at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, Missouri. The assembly included times of prayer/Eucharist, study sessions on Vatican II, group discussions, and the celebration of solemn profession of Brothers Mariano Veliz, Cristobal Torres and Francis Orozco May 22. Assembly speakers on the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II included Gerry Austin, OP; Bob Burns, OP; and John Markey, OP.

Nuns on the Bus II
Sisters hit the road for immigration reform

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is travelling from Connecticut to California to promote common-sense immgration reform. On June 5, the bus arrived in Atlanta, Georgia. Six Dominicans were among the crowd of 100 who welcomed the travellers. Read more, view photos

Above from left: Marie Sullivan, OP (Sinsinawa), Aneesah McNamee, OP (Adrian), Patty Caraher, OP (Sinsinawa), Liz Sully, OP (Sinsinawa) and Jeffery Ott, OP (Southern Province).

College Preaching Conference
Thirty-six students participate in national program

During the week of May 22nd, 36 students from Dominican universities/colleges, or colleges with a Dominican presence, gathered at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York, for the 11th 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

Above: The schedule included a trip to the United Nations and a walking tour of New York City

Jubilees in June
Sisters celebrate anniversaries of religious life

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

UN Briefing
Saving future generations from the scourge of war

“War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” This quote by Thomas Mann emerged from the screen in the ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations Conference building, during a briefing entitled “Determined to Save Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War.” The words hit me like a slap in the face that awoke me to the realization that as a society we are guilty of acting in a cowardly fashion. Read article by Dominican Volunteer Kati Garrison

Dominican Nuns
From Dominicana: First American Foundations Part II

An ongoing series in Dominicana about the U.S. monasteries of Dominican Nuns continues with an article on the Nuns of the Order of Preachers who are dedicated to the Perpetual Rosary. These monasteries were founded “to pray the rosary day and night without ceasing, constantly invoking the intercession of the Blessed Mother for the Order and the whole world.” Dominicana is a publication of the Dominican student brothers of the St. Joseph Province. Read article by Br. John Maria Devaney, OP

Sisters in the News
Sisters promote sustainable agriculture

A May 30 article by Keith Runyon in the Huffington Post, “Nuns on Tractors Can Bring a More Sustainable World,” features the ministry of Sister Claire McGowan, OP (Peace). Sister Claire is the executive director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, based in Washington County, Kentucky. This local movement is growing into a multi-state effort to promote sustainable use of religious-owned lands. Read article

Sparkill Dominicans
Sister Mary Rose honored for 35 years of DRE ministry

On May 23, Sister Mary Rose Mullervy, OP, was honored with a surprise dinner celebrating her 35 years of ministry as the director of religious education in the parish of St. Anastasia in Harriman, New York, and her 65 years of service as a Dominican Sister of Sparkill. The Rev. Michael Keane spoke of the wonderful leadership and guidance that Sister Mary Rose has given to thousands of students and parents over the years. As a tribute, Father Keane announced that the parish’s religious education building is being named the Sr. Mary Rose Mullervy Faith Formation Center.

Faith and Film
Star Trek: Into Darkness

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” is a terrific summer movie. It’s a big movie, with great special effects, a gripping plot, and a breathless pace. It features a cast of familiar characters, still growing into their roles. There is a menacing villain. If that weren’t enough, there is a Biblical theme, including death and resurrection. Read review by Tom Condon, OP

Previous updates:

  May 29, 2013 May 8, 2013
April 24, 2013 April 10, 2013 March 27, 2013
March 13, 2013 February 27, 2013 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, June 26. Deadline for submission of articles/photos is Friday, June 21.


DSC Win-Win OPportunity raffle

Congratulations to the following winners (so far) of the Dominican Sisters’ Conference raffle: Sisters Nancy Jurecki, OP (Adrian), Margaret Charles, OP (Caldwell) and Irene Francis Fair, OP (Hope). Proceeds from the raffle benefit the DSC. The next drawing will be June 21.

Enter to win!

News from the
Central Province

Dominican friars of St. Albert the Great (Central) Province have launched a weekly news update.

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Book: Scanning the Signs of the Times

A new book, “Scanning the Signs of the Times: French Dominicans in the Twentieth Century,” has been published by Fr. Thomas O’Meara, OP (William K. Warren professor of theology emeritus at the University of Notre Dame) and Fr. Paul Philibert, OP (promoter of permanent formation for the Southern Dominican Province and retired professor of pastoral theology).

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Saving future generations from the scourge of war

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