American Catholic Women Religious: Radicalized by Mission, a new book by Mission San Jose Dominican Sister Donna Maria Moses, is now available. The 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. The book is a guide to fifty foreign missions founded by Dominican and Maryknoll Sisters in the twentieth century. Sister Donna Moses examines root causes for the radical political stances taken by American Catholic Women Religious in the latter half of the century and for the conservative backlash that followed. The book identifies key events that contributed to the present state of division within the American Catholic Church and describes current efforts to engage in dynamic dialogue. The book is available at Springer International Publishing (electronic copy) and on Amazon.
Dominican Sister of San Rafael Gloria Montanez, OP (author name: Gloria St. Joy), has written a children’s book called Addie’s One Wish to The Brightest Star. It is a fun and entertaining book about family and friends with family values of respect, love, and kindness woven through it which is suitable for children ages 5-9 years of age. It is available at Amazon.com.
To learn more about the book, please see Catholic San Francisco’s article, “Dominican Sister Turns Late-life Literary Calling into Book.”
How do friars of the Order of Preachers – an Order founded around study, preaching, prayer and community – best commemorate eight-hundred years of their intellectual and spiritual tradition? Fr. Jay Harrington, OP, Regent of Studies for the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great and Associate Academic Dean at Aquinas Institute of Theology (St. Louis, MO), invites the modern reader to glimpse into the lineage and tradition of the Dominicans through various lenses in his compilation, Christian Faith and the Power of Thinking: A Collection of Essays, Marking the 800th Anniversary of the Founding of the Order of Preachers in 1216.
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Sister Winifred Morgan, OP, will delight readers with “Fifty Plus: Haiku,” her collection of more than 50 clever, insightful haiku poems. She has published haiku regularly since the 1970s and is an emerita professor from Edgewood College, Madison, Wis. “A good haiku evokes a visceral response in me,” Morgan said. Illustrations are by Sister Joeann Daley, OP. Purchase your copy ($10) at the Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery, Sinsinawa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; online at www.sinsinawa.org; or by calling 608-748-4411, ext. 848. 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.