On April 13, the Dominican sisters and associates from Amityville, Blauvelt, Caldwell, Hope, Sparkill, Maryknoll, Adrian, and Sinsinawa plus Dominican Volunteers gathered in Ossining, New York for a Justice Summit. The Justice Promoters sponsored this event, asking “What can we do together?” A panel representing ROAR, ROW, Dominican NGO, and Tri-Cri shared information on their organizations and what they are doing in relation to Climate Change. There were breakout sessions on Economic Justice, Human Trafficking, Immigration, GMOs, Climate Change, and Palestine/Israel, plus an engaging workshop on using social media in the service of justice. For more information about Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration, visit www.opscc.org.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Dominican Sisters at St. Edward’s Convent in Chicago hosted young women on April 6 as part of the Chicago Nun Run. The Nun Run event is a 24-hour + experience sponsored by the Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association (CAVA) which includes transportation, overnight hospitality and meals. Young women are invited to visit religious sisters where they live to pray together, eat together, laugh and share stories. Pictured here with young women participants are Sisters Adele Human, OP (first row, left); Marie Michelle Hackett (first row, right); Joan Monica McGuire (Peace) (first row, second from right); and Elizabeth Ann Murphy (second row from the top, left). Sister Kathi Sleziak (Grand Rapids) brought some of the young women from Aquinas College.
Dominican Sisters of Peace
The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless has honored the Dominican Sisters of Peace with their Marsha Donner Humanitarian Award. The award was presented April 3 at the organization’s annual meeting, in recognition of the congregation’s “incredible generosity… to support homeless women at their Mother’s Day event.” Read more
Sinsinawa Mound is hosting its 2013 Mother’s Day event, “I have become my mother,” on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every mother-daughter relationship is unique, but over time that relationship becomes a mystery which has universal implications. Grace emerges in the words, “I have become my mother!” The recognition of this truth brings laughter and tears as we listen to stories which remind us that it is, was, and always will be MOTHERS who hold us together.
Sister Ann Willits, OP, invites you to complete the gathering by your presence. Help us give whom you have become a moment of applause and gratitude. You mother will be pleased, and so will you.
Sister Ann was born and raised in Dubuque. She offers parish missions, pilgrimages, and retreats within the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, France and Italy.
The registration deadline is May 4, and the fee is $20. For more information or to register, call 608-748-4411 or visit www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque, Iowa.
The Detroit Future City Plan was the topic for learning and discussion at a recent meeting of Adrian Dominicans, Sisters of Mercy, and Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM Sisters) in Detroit, Michigan. Held at the Mercy Education Project building on March 23, the gathering featured James Ribbron, director of the Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals. Read more