The EcoJustice Center in Racine, Wisconsin, broke in their new brick oven over the weekend, and posted some photos on Facebook to share the news. Above: Sister Christin Tomy, OP (Sinsinawa), who helped to build the oven, with a loaf of bread. Sister Janet Reyker, OP, presides over the pizza in the kitchen.
Monthly Archives: November 2015
On Nov. 14, the Tacoma Dominican Sisters and Associates hosted Adrian and Sinsinawa Dominicans as we celebrated the beginning of our celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Order. Sister Toni Harris, OP (Sinsinawa), was our presenter for the day. Sister Toni wove together a wonderful tapestry of the history of the Order and our global connectedness. (Sister Sharon Casey, OP)
Sinsinawa Art Gallery, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, presents “Nativities of the World” Dec. 3, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016. This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Germany, Tanzania, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Ireland, Kenya, and many more countries.
The art gallery is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. More art, gifts, and books are available in the Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact Michelle Till at (608) 748-4411, ext. 849, 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.
The latest film from the great Steven Spielberg is “Bridge of Spies,” a drama based on true events, set in the Cold War era. “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), who is captured by the FBI in Brooklyn in 1957. In an odd but true turn of events, James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a lawyer specializing in insurance cases, is asked by the government to defend Abel. It seems that the FBI wants Abel’s legal right to a trial to be upheld.
However, in the height of the Cold War, everyone considers Abel guilty and doesn’t want his legal representation to be too good. Donovan takes his job seriously and, to the chagrin of many, fights for the legal rights of his client. Donovan is reviled for his work on behalf of Abel, and his family is even threatened. No one can understand why he works so hard for a representative of our mortal enemy, the Soviet Union. The situation becomes worse when Abel is sentenced to 30 years in prison, rather than execution, which many Americans wanted.