SINSINAWA, Wis.—Tristate Choral Society Spring Concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at Sinsinawa Mound. The theme of the concert is “Requiem, Rebirth, and Renewal.” The choir, directed by Steven Grives, will perform Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem”; movements from Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs”; and smaller, contemplative works including spirituals from the African-American tradition. The Loras Chamber Singers, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, will be guests at the concert, performing with the Tristate Choral Society and independently. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at 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.
Monthly Archives: March 2016
Paulist Press has published Dominican priest, Donald Goergen, O.P.’s new book, St. Dominic: The Story of a Preaching Friar in honor of the 800th Anniversary of the Order of Preachers. The book revisits the life of Dominican founder St. Dominic. Read more
In honor of the 800th Anniversary of the Dominican Order, the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids began a cross painting project in January. The cross painting project is also to “extend blessings to the lay people and Sisters who are cared for at the rehabilitation center on Marywood Campus.” The crosses are to be hung in the rooms at Marywood Health Center. Read more and see photos
“By now I suspect that many of you have read the article in the March 20th New York Times Sunday Review entitled I Love the UN, but It Is Failing, by Anthony Banbury, a former assistant secretary general for field support. He poignantly begins by saying “I care deeply for the principles the United Nations is designed to uphold. And that is why I have decided to leave.” He goes on to cite a number of significant deficits in the UN system, including the dysfunctional and inefficient personnel system, which is unable to attract and deploy the best talent to those parts of the world where it is needed the most – the Ebola crisis in Western Africa being a case in point; the incompetency of a number of international field staff members; the overall lack of accountability; and the fact that too many decisions are driven by political expediency, rather than by the principles upon which the UN was established and the facts on the ground.”
Read article by Sister Margaret Mayce, OP