Sister Barbara Beaumont, O.P. in Fanjeaux, France has recently had her book published, Keeping Faith with the Preachers: Pages from the History of Dominican Sisters. The book is “a collection of talks and conferences about the history of Dominican women given in various locations in recent years (USA, France, Belgium…).” The price is 10 euro ($11.33) and can be purchased online via PayPal (request instructions via email). Book can be ordered online at email@example.com.
Book review by:
Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart Desmond, O.P.
(Monastery of Mary the Queen)
St. Dominic: The Story of a Preaching Friar
By Donald J. Goergen, OP, Forward by Timothy Radcliffe, OP
Paulist Press 2016
In this new telling of the story of St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Dominicans, the image that takes shape is that of a dear friend, a brother, a father, a guide of souls, and yes, also a preacher, an organizer, a diplomat, a wisdom figure. Fr. Donald Goergen, OP writes from long years of a deep relationship with someone who has become a model and mentor in his own life and ministry. Here he shares with us this personal friendship to show us that Dominic can be a close friend of each of us too.
On March 14, 2016, the Dominican Sisters of Peace were joined with students and alumni from Ohio Dominican University’s Panthers for Peace to start their four-part book club of Jo Piazza’s book, If Nuns Ruled the World. Author Jo Piazza attended the first meeting and shared her inspiration from the book that “[i]f nuns ruled the world, truth, justice, and love would prevail.” Read article and view photos
Paulist Press has published Dominican priest, Donald Goergen, O.P.’s new book, St. Dominic: The Story of a Preaching Friar in honor of the 800th Anniversary of the Order of Preachers. The book revisits the life of Dominican founder St. Dominic. Read more
Vatican II radically transformed the Roman Catholic Church, including convents and monasteries, around the world. In this book several Dominican Sisters tell candidly what life was like for them in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during the decades after Vatican II. The story they tell is one of change, growth, and empowerment.
Organized around the four essentials of Dominican life — prayer, study, common life, and ministry — Tapestry in Time weaves together written and oral histories from the Sisters themselves to describe how the introduction of then-radical changes such as worship in the vernacular provided the thrill of something new and meaningful — but also how the move toward greater inclusivity led to challenges and opposition.