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SINSINAWA, Wis.—The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Wis., invite all to join them in an Opening Ritual and Vesper Service to begin the celebration of the 800th jubilee year of the Order of Preachers at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound. The prayer service will include music by the Tri-State Choral Society and guest preaching by Sister Megan McElroy, a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Mich. A reception for all guests will be held in the foyer following the service.
For more information, contact Sister Priscilla Wood at 608-748-4411 or visit www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the Motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque, Iowa.
If you are unable to attend in person, join us via livestream at www.sinsinawa.org/live.
Dominicans worldwide will observe the Nov. 7 opening of the 800th jubilee year. For 800 years, Dominicans have continued to preach the Gospel in word and deed. Today, thousands of sisters, nuns, priests, brothers, associates, and laity minister in more than 100 countries around the world.
Sister Margaret Galiardi, OP (Amityville) is a spiritual director and workshop and retreat leader whose passion is “the contemplative integration of justice and peace for people and planet.” To mark her 50th anniversary of life as a Catholic sister, she participated in a “vision quest” with a group of women in Inyo National Forest in northern California. In a recent article in Global Sisters Report, she wrote about her experience “going underground.”
Read article in Global Sisters Report
On a recent Saturday afternoon at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, a group of students joined sisters, staff, and faculty to create a Jubilee quilt. The idea came about when the college’s Catholic and Dominican Institute began asking how the campus might celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican order. Together, they decided on a community arts project that would display the Dominican heritage while including aspects of the college. After toying with the idea of a tapestry, which was a typical art form during the time of Saint Dominic, they agreed on a quilt laden with symbolism. Read article by Gina Ciliberto
The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Sister Donna Markham, OP, former prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and the first female president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. The interview touches on an array of topics, including Sister Donna’s vision for Catholic Charities, funding and legislative challenges, female leadership within the Catholic Church, and Pope Francis’ recent visit to the United States. Read more