Around the United States the first weekend of July, Dominican Sisters and associates joined rallies and marches to end family separation. For photos and more information about the rallies and marches, please click here.
Salem, OH – The largest workplace raid this year took place in Salem, OH, on June 19. At that time, 140 people working at a meat processing facility were detained by ICE and transported to a processing center about an hour away.
“It was a shock,” said Sr. Rene Weeks, a Dominican Sister of Peace serving as the Director of the Hispanic ministry, Centro San Pablo, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem. She and the other members of the St. Paul Congregation mobilized immediately to serve the families left behind in the wake of the raid.
On Friday, June 22nd, the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell opened their Assembly by honoring Sister Patricia Hogan, OP, with the 2018 Dominican Sisters Peace Award. This award, established in 1995 by the congregation’s Commission on Global Issues, is intended to honor an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to justice and peace.
July 2, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The work of two distinctive Adrian Dominican artists – Sister Aneesah McNamee, OP, and Sister Alyce Van Acker, OP, – will be showcased in an exhibit, ‘Soliloquies: Two Voices,’ beginning Saturday, July 14, 2018. The exhibit at INAI Gallery runs through Sunday, October 28, 2018, with an artists’ reception from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Incredibles 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the much loved 2004 Pixar animated film The Incredibles. The first Incredibles tells the story of superhero family Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible), his wife Helen (Elastigirl), and their children Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack. The Incredibles were forced into an ordinary life when superheroes became outlawed by a government which did not appreciate their contribution to crime fighting, thinking they were disruptive to the police. However, the Incredibles returned to action, defeating the bad guys. The Incredibles became a huge hit, loved by all ages because of its memorable characters, sense of humor and adventure. The Incredibles also resonated with those who feel that their gifts are no longer appreciated as they grow older.