“Every day, many families leave Iraq, without having a specific place to go, to countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey to apply to the UN for immigration. Some have managed to travel directly to France. Of course, among these people are families of our sisters, a fact that causes additional pain as they see the members of their families scattered in different countries throughout the world.” —Read the Oct. 4 letter from the prioress of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq.
Monthly Archives: October 2014
DSC Regional Gathering
Fifty Dominican sisters and associates gathered at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brighton, Michigan, on Sept. 13. The attendees represented four Dominican congregations who are members of the Dominican Sisters’ Conference (DSC): Adrian, Grand Rapids, Peace, and Racine. The group convened with the purpose of addressing the question “What is Earth asking of the Dominican Order?” (raised at the DSC convocation), to build better relationships for the sake of mission, and to create a greater sense of connectivity to DSC in order to help move the DSC forward. The meeting was sponsored by Great Lakes Dominican Mission Chapter of the Adrian Dominicans.
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, recently marked 75 years with an outdoor Mass and celebration. Bishop Robert Muench of the Diocese of Baton Rouge officiated at the Mass. Sisters and staff enjoyed a blessing from the bishop and fellowship afterward. Robert Vicknair, head of maintenance for Rosaryville (left), was also recognized for 35 years of service.
Communications personnel for Dominican congregations of women religious throughout the United States attended the 20th annual conference of Communicators for Women Religious Sept. 30–Oct. 3 in Long Beach, California.
The Sinsinawa Dominicans welcomed sisters representing Dominican Sisters International (DSI) to Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, Sept. 21–23. DSI International Coordinator Sister Marie Therese Clement, OP, and DSI Continental Coordinator for North America Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP gave a talk on the work of DSI. During the visit, a prayer service was held in conjunction with United Nations International Day of Peace. Read more
During a recent visit to the Columbus, Ohio, motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Sister Joan Scanlon, OP, interviewed DSI International Coordinator Sister Marie Therese Clement, OP. Watch video