Monthly Archives: May 2016
The Jungle Book is a remake of the 1967 Disney animated film. Both are screen versions of Rudyard Kipling’s classic book about Mowgli, an orphaned boy, rescued by Bagherra the Panther, and raised by wolves. The earlier Disney film is an animated film with characters hand drawn (the standard at the time); the current film, directed by Jon Favreau (director of Iron Man), uses computer generated (CG) technology to make the jungle and animals look more realistic.
Dominican Sister of Peace Suzanne Brauer was featured in The Times-Picayune’s April 30th newsletter, “‘An insatiable love for people:’ Dominican sister brings peace to Gert Town,” for her work with the Peace Center. The Peace Center is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace in New Orleans, LA. Read article
Recently, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill took part in two social justice projects to support refugees and the Dominican Family in Iraq. The first project was to decorate pillowcases for the “Give Refugees Rest” campaign—a campaign to end Islamophobia and welcome Syrian and Muslim refugees into the U.S. The second project included shared messages of support “to increase awareness of the ongoing crisis facing their Dominican Family members and those they serve in Iraq.” Read more and view photos
‘St. Mary’s Dominican High School Blessing and Dedication of Gayle and Tom Benson Science and Technology Complex’
St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans celebrated the blessing and dedication of the Gayle and Tom Benson Science and Technology Complex during ceremonies attended by leadership, congregation members of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, benefactors, school officials, faculty and students. The event marked the culmination of 14 months of construction that began after Dominican’s announcement in September 2014 of the STREAM™ —Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math – initiative and unveiled construction plans.
STREAM™ impacts three areas of ongoing improvement at the 155-year-old school: formation, curriculum and campus facilities. It is designed for the exploration of the relationship between faith and reason by integrating science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math. STREAM™ continues Dominican’s unique role in the formation of students who are believing thinkers and thinking believers.
“The Dominican Sisters of Peace are thrilled that our young women now have a state of the art facility where they may be prepared to become exceptional leaders in science and technology. This bold initiative is in keeping with our Dominican heritage and provides a fertile environment that showcases the harmonious relationship between faith and science in our Catholic tradition,” said Sr. Patricia Twohill, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, celebrated Mass and blessed the complex. In gratitude for their commitment and generous support, Dominican President Dr. Cynthia A. Thomas presented to Mr. and Mrs. Benson a glass sculpture of the complex’s Veritas Tower. The sculpture was by Mitchell Gaudet.