We know that racism raises its ugly head in our lives in many ways. The Dominican Institute for the Arts seeks to help the Order and LCWR further our work of rooting out Racism. We invite all Dominican Youth, Young Adults and all the Dominican Family as well as those they minister with to submit your personal artwork, videos, poetry, to join with us in one voice for this on our website and beyond. Work must be original and if a YouTube or Vimeo it must abide by copyright laws. We reserve the right to choose what appears on our website. Let us know in your email your connection to the Dominican Family. To submit your work and support this preaching in action, please send it or the links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know there are more artists in your congregation that we do not have as members. Many do not recognize they are artists though they design cards, logos, dance, are musicians, do photography, etc. They often need the personal encouragement of leadership to realize the gift they are and have. We know you want to promote their work as well. So kindly share this membership information for the Dominican Institute for the Arts. Even if they cannot attend our gatherings, membership offers them a web page and the encouragement of belonging to a group beyond themselves. We thank you for the encouragement of your members. Here is the membership brochure and form.
The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology is hosting its 2nd Triennial Dominican Colloquium in Berkeley on the intersection between Philosophy & Theology July 12-15, 2017; the theme will be Person, Soul and Consciousness. Philosophers and Theologians will engage this topic exploring questions of contemporary importance. The plenary-session speakers include Lawrence Feingold, Thomas Hünefeldt, Steven Long, Nancey Murphy, David Oderberg, Ted Peters, Markus Rothhaar, Richard Schenk, OP, D.C. Schindler, Michael Sherwin, OP, Eleonore Stump, and Thomas Weinandy, OFM. Cap. The deadline for the Call for Papers is in March, 2017. A $500 award is available to the best graduate student submission. More information is available at www.dspt.edu/conversation2017. Sponsored by the DSPT and the Friars of the Dominican Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Western USA).
The Way of the Dominican Preacher: Go and Do Likewise!
Saint Louis, Missouri, October 10-14, 2016
This October, as a celebration of the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers (“Dominicans”), 61 invited participants from 22 countries participated in a Dominican Jubilee Colloquium on Preaching in Saint Louis, Missouri-a global event hosted by Aquinas Institute of Theology of the Province of St. Albert the Great USA, the Institut für Pastoralhomilek of the Province of Teutonia (Germany), and the Institute of Preaching of the Province of the Philippines. The goals of the colloquium were to celebrate the Jubilee as a global Order of Preachers and to take a step toward building an international network of relationships to promote preaching in the Roman Catholic Church. Keynote presentations by Fr. Bruno Cadoré, O.P., Sr. Sarah Böhmer, O.P., and Mary N. Erika Bolaños, O.P. were open to the public at St. Louis University’s Center for Global Citizenship.
Submitted by Lena Pennino-Smith
As part of a new program called D.R.E.A.M. Big, St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point (a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville) and Molloy College in Rockville Centre are working together to pair students’ passions with a taste of college courses. D.R.E.A.M. Big is an acronym for “Dominican Roots in Education at St. Agnes and Molloy College.”