As the United States approaches the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, Maryknoll missioners recognize that people around the world are interconnected as never before. While Maryknoll is based in the U.S., Maryknoll Sisters, Fathers, Brothers and Lay Missioners work in over 30 countries, in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Guided by Gospel values and the Social Teachings of the Church, we encourage candidates to address the central issues that affect not only people who reside in this country but also the billions of sisters and brothers with whom we share this Earth. Read more
Monthly Archives: October 2012
In conjunction with the congregation’s 150th anniversary celebration, Racine Domincan Sisters and Associates worked with Habitat for Humanity in the rehabilitation of two houses during the week of Oct. 15. View more photos
The Eco-justice Committee of the Dominican Alliance met at the Bridge-Between Retreat Center in Denmark, Wisconsin to begin the groundwork for designing their next program for presentations at motherhouses across the Midwest and beyond. The next program will be the fifth in a series of events to inform and engage sisters and others about the interdependence of all life, and the justice issues of living together on the planet in a sustainable manner.
The fifth program will include contemplative prayer and will focus on helping participants experience creation in a way that leads to conversion of hearts and minds. It will seek to help people make connections between their home bioregion and that of others—respecting and protecting the great diversity that is our Creator’s gift to us. Caroline Sullivan, OP, director of the Bridge-Between, offered directing questions and reflected her insights back to the group.
During the business part of the time together, the members reflected on the call of the Dominican Sisters Conference at the convocation in Wheeling, Illinois, in early October, and how the Eco-Justice Committee might assist in the education and engagement of Dominicans everywhere on the issue of climate change and interdependence.
This retreat was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Dominican Alliance Leadership.
Article and photo submitted by Mary Navarre, OP (Grand Rapids)
Assistant Professor of Theology
Dominican University Department of Theology and Pastoral Ministry
River Forest, Illinois
Dominican University Department of Theology and Pastoral Ministry invites applications for a full time tenure track position in Scripture at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2013. Candidates must be able to teach courses both on the Hebrew Bible and on the New Testament. Preference will be given to candidates who have the capacity to teach ecumenical, interfaith or comparative theology as well.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their support of the university’s Catholic Dominican mission, excellence in teaching, and scholarship. Teaching load is 3/3 and includes opportunities to teach in the interdisciplinary seminar programs which lie at the heart of the University’s undergraduate core curriculum, and to work with students at the undergraduate and graduate level who are preparing for pastoral ministry. PhD preferred, ABD considered.
Please apply online at https://jobs.dom.edu. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research agenda, and the names of three references who are willing to submit letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applications received by Nov. 1. Members of the committee will conduct first round interviews of selected qualified candidates at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Wellness Center Coordinator
Ossining, New York
- Full-Time (40 hours)
- Days and hours may vary based on the needs of the department
- Registered Nurse in state of New York
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent healthcare field
The Wellness Center Coordinator assures that the integration of conventional and complementary healthcare services are demonstrated according to the Vision Statement of the Wellness Center, which promotes wellness and prevents illness meeting the health care needs of our Sisters in a way that is sustainable throughout the congregation.
Contact Human Resources via fax or email. Fax résumé to (914) 941-5841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dominican Sisters seek a creative and committed administrator to join our staff at Dominican Retreat, McLean, Virginia. Position is full time and includes some evening and weekend work. The administrator provides the leadership and direction needed to promote the preaching mission of the Dominican Sisters and moves the mission of the Dominican Retreat forward by providing the necessary planning, organization, staffing, fundraising and management.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, working with the retreat staff and program director in creation, development and effectiveness of programs, directing and managing lay and religious staff, working with a Board of Directors and oversight of various departments. Requirements: bachelor’s degree (major course work in spirituality, business or related field preferred) and three years’ related work experience.
Please submit resumes to Sr. Ceal Warner, OP at email@example.com by Nov. 2. Interviewing will take place the week of Nov. 12.
Fr. Andrew Carl Wisdom, OP, and Sister Christine Kiley, ASCJ, have published a new book that draws from their experiences with real life discerners. The book offers reflections and activities that provide direction and inspire greater peace during the process of discerning a life choice. They first describe the Church’s invitation to make a generous gift of self to God through married life, an intentional single life, priesthood, or religious life. The reflections are arranged by the common stages of discernment journeys and are designed to help the reader move from creating and cultivating a vocational interest to a decision to follow or abandon that interest. The book is available through Ligouri Publications.