Summer is here and it is that time of year to share the list of Dominican sisters across the United States who are celebrating anniversaries of profession as vowed religious this year. Many of the congregations feature stories and photos about their Jubilarians online. These are the congregations celebrating Jubilees, and links to more information (the list is being updated regularly, so please check back):
Columbus, OH – Sister Nadine Buchanan, OP, and her Columbus, OH, Street Outreach Ministry has been awarded a $4,000 grant by the Martha’s Giving Circle, an initiative of the Columbus Catholic Foundation.
Sr. Nadine takes food, clothing and other aid to women on the streets of Columbus, OH daily. She is an active volunteer with the Franklin County Catch Court, a local therapeutic jurisprudence program for trafficked women, and also volunteers with Freedom Ala Carte′, a catering company that offers training, employment and support to women who have escaped trafficking. In 2014, Sr. Nadine was honored with an Ohio Liberators Award for her work with trafficked women.
A recent article in The Journal Times reports on the Racine police department and local advocates who have been working together to stop human trafficking in the Racine area. “The task force also partners with the Dominican Sisters, who have provided strong community leadership against human trafficking in the past, and various other community organizations to stem human trafficking from multiple angles in the area.” Read article
Movie Review by Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.
The Beguiled, a new film directed by Sofia Coppola, is set in 1864 Virginia. While the Civil War rages on, with cannons booming in the distance, an oddly protected life goes on behind the gates of Miss Farnsworth’s Seminary for Girls. Only four students remain at the school run by Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman), with assistance from tutor Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) and teenaged helper Alicia (Elle Fanning). While war goes on around them, Martha schools the girls in everything from French to literature to music to gardening. It’s nice to hear psalms and hymns recited and chanted!