Have you wondered what influence, if any, you can have in the church, government, or other institution? My new short film, First Confession, is about how 7-year-old Sofia tells the bishop she needs to help him fix the church. I hope Sofia inspires you as much as she inspires me. To watch the 8-minute film, click here or on the image below.
Monthly Archives: November 2019
Photo of the Week: Dominican Sister of Adrian Durstyne Farnan, OP, Represents Dominican Family at United Nations
“Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP, is building on her years of experience in justice and peace advocacy, collaboration with the Dominican family, and global travel as she embarks on a new ministry: United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Dominican Representative. She succeeds Sister Margaret Mayce, OP, a Dominican Sister of Amityville, who was recently elected International Coordinator of Dominican Sisters International (DSI).” Read more
Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH, was the site of the Dominican Sisters of Peace 2019 Education Sponsorship Meeting on October 24 and 25.
This annual gathering brings together presidents, board members, chairs, delegates, and other representatives of the Congregation’s sponsored educational ministries: Albertus Magnus College (New Haven, CT); Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, OH); Dominican Academy (New York, NY); Our Lady of the Elms School (Akron, OH); St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School (Memphis, TN); and St. Mary’s Dominican High School (New Orleans, LA).
The Dominican Sisters of Peace sponsor schools for students of all ages, from pre-school to post-graduate.
The Education Sponsorship meeting included opportunities for prayer, community building, and networking among our educational ministry leaders.
Dominican Sister of Adrian Attracta Kelly, OP, JD, Encourages Action on Behalf of Immigrants and Dreamers
November 4, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – While the United States is known as a nation of immigrants, recent federal policies have made it much more difficult for today’s immigrants to obtain permanent resident status, for people from Central America to be granted asylum, and for “Dreamers” who may have only known life in the United States to be safe from deportation.
That was the gist of a presentation October 29, 2019, by immigration attorney Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, JD, Director of the Adrian Dominican Sisters Immigration Assistance Office. Sister Attracta provided background on a number of specific immigration policies, described their current status, and in many cases suggested actions that the public can take to bring about just immigration policies.
November 4, 2019 – Take some time for quiet and reflection during the busy season before Christmas. The Annual Advent Retreat, “The Immanence of the Incarnation: How Close Can God Be?” offers this time of personal and shared reflection on the meaning of the Incarnation in our lives. The retreat is offered from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019 through 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
Sister Pat Kozak, CSJ, PhD, a Sister of St. Joseph, leads the Advent Retreat. A consultant for religious congregations in the United States and Canada, she enjoys exploring questions of meaning and mission with a variety of groups.