“The UN Commission for Social Development serves as a means to advise the Economic and Social Council on matters of social policy and development. The 56th Session of the Commission (CSocD56) was in session from January 29th through February 7th. The priority theme of this year’s Policy Cycle was ‘strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all.'” Read article by Dominican Volunteer Viviana Garcia-Blanco
Monthly Archives: February 2018
Continuation of article “Mary Nona McGreal, OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary“
The McGreal Center’s 10th anniversary evokes so many gratifying memories. This article recalls one of the decade’s most enjoyable experiences –the In Our Keeping Conferences. The year 1984 marked the first In Our Keeping Conference (IOK) held at Sinsinawa. A variety of motherhouses hosted subsequent gatherings: Racine (1986 & 1988), Amityville (1991) Adrian (1994) Kentucky (1996). Columbus held the 2000 IOK, which appeared to be the last one. Yet with the establishment of the McGreal Center, this popular conference materialized again in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In those few years, the IOK Conference attracted Dominicans from all over the world – the Philippines, Norway, France, Argentina as well from 13 states.
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After the devastation of the Hurricane in Puerto Rico, Sister Marenid Fabre traveled there to see how our Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville and the people of Puerto Rico were faring. She found that even now only fifty percent of Puerto Rico has restored electrical power. Towns in the center of the island and those in the path of the Hurricane were hit the hardest. There is a lot of devastation in the mountains. S. Marenid traveled with novice Sister Myriam Irizarry and saw that many people continue to be in need.