10th annual college conference set for May 22-27


by Gina Fleming, OP

We are now preparing for our 10th National Dominican “Preaching in Action” Conference for college students. The conference will be held at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, from Tuesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 27, 2012.

Students from Dominican Colleges or colleges that have a Dominican presence are most welcomed to come and join us for a wonderful week of prayer, study, community and lots of fun.

Once again, members of the Order will introduce young adults to our Dominican charism of preaching the Gospel in a variety of ways. With the assistance of our Dominican liturgists, participants will have opportunities to prepare morning and evening prayer, an important part of this conference experience. The conference also includes a service experience for students. Here students will take what they learned during the week and put it into action. The conference will end with a closing Eucharistic liturgy at which each person will be commissioned in the Dominican tradition.

Registration materials for students and mentors, the newest brochure, as well as a brief overview of the conference, are available online.

If you have any questions about this year’s conference, please don’t hesitate to contact me at domsis@aol.com or 631-842-6000 x308.

Sister Gina Fleming, OP, is director of the National College Preaching Conference and promoter of youth for her congregation, the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, New York.