How can Christianity touch the imagination of our contemporaries whenever fewer people in the West identify as religious? Timothy Radcliffe argues we must show how everything we believe is an invitation to live fully. God says: ‘I put before you life and death: Choose life.’ Anyone who understands the beauty and messiness of human life – novelists, poets, film makers and so on –can be our allies, whether they believe or not. The challenge is not today’s secularism but its banality.
Submitted by Anne Lythgoe, OP (Peace)
The Dominican Sisters of Peace are very pleased and excited to announce that the electronic edition of “Dominican Praise, a Provisional Book of Prayer for Dominican Women” is now available. Originally published in 2005 by eight Dominican congregations in the USA, Dominican Praise is a beautiful translation of the Liturgy of the Hours, prepared especially for the Dominican community.
The electronic edition allows the reader to enlarge font size and change the font style, as well as use bookmarks, a notebook for keeping track of pages, highlighting, and other useful tools. It contains all of the original materials except for the Alternative Readings and some of the music.
Springfield Dominican Sister Catherine Stewart, OP has a new book out called Facing Cancer with Mary: Reflections, Prayers and Spiritual Practices. This book is a personal reflection of Sister Catherine’s cancer journey and the book is “richly accompanied with prayers and suggestions for the reader’s own contemplation and journaling.” Read article
American Catholic Women Religious: Radicalized, written by Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose, Donna Maria Moses, OP, was recently reviewed on the University of Norte Dame’s website by Margaret McGuinness (professor of religion at LaSalle University). Sister Donna Marie’s book “depicts the significant role played by American Catholic Women Religious in the broader narratives of modern American history and the history of the Catholic Church.” Read review
“Trinity: A Story of Deep Delight”—Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa Anne Marie Mongoven, O.P.’s Book Published
Sr. Anne Marie Mongoven, OP, a Dominican of Sinsinawa, was a graduate of Trinity High School and an alumna of Rosary College. She authored the recently published work, Trinity: A Story of Deep Delight. Although she knew of its pending publication, she died shortly after completing the book in July 2017.
“Go beyond the traditional understanding of the Holy Trinity with this new exploration from Sr Anne Marie Mongoven on the relationship between humankind and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This book delves into the mysteries of the Trinity through investigation of dynamic literary images and reveals what the love between the Holy Trinity can teach us about loving each other and ourselves.” (Columba Books. Retrieved from https://columbabooks.com/product/trinity-a-story-of-deep-delight/)