Former resident and student of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill’s St. Agnes Home and School for Boys, Brother Norbert McAuliffe, has been declared Venerable by Pope Francis. Read article
Submitted by Patty Dougherty, OP (San Rafael)
Faculty, staff, and students from eight Dominican colleges met at the Toulouse airport the end of May for the Twenty-second annual Fanjeaux seminar. The community of 30 studied, reflected, dined, discussed, and walked together during the 12-day experience in Carcassonne (and 4 days in Paris). Faculty and staff explored issues concerning Dominican colleges today (e.g., St. Dominic’s life, Dominican values, justice and diversity issues, Dominican spirituality) with Renaud Silly, O.P. (Ecole biblique, Jerusalem) and Colleen Mallon,O.P. (Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis). Students studied the Middle Ages under the guidance of Mary Haymann. All participated in the nearly daily field trips to places associated with the Middle Ages or with Dominican history (e.g., the small town of Fanjeaux). The coordinating team was led by Trudi Goggin of Dominican University, River Forest, IL, and included Francois Haymann, Sue Kaszynski, and Patricia Dougherty, O.P. Next year, Catherine Muscente (Molloy College) will take the lead for this Fanjeaux seminar to be held from May 28 to June 13, 2019.
In this article, written by Fr. Rubén Martínez Ortega, OP, he shares the Dominican Family of East Timor’s celebration of the Feast of St. Dominic, as well as their second National Congress of the Dominican Youth Movement. “At least 120 youth people from almost all the places where the Order is present in Timor form 5 groups.” Read article
COLUMBUS, OH, August 16 – On Thursday, August 16, Ohio Governor John Kasich met with religious sisters from all over the state for lunch and discussion at the Governor’s Residence in Columbus. Sisters Pat Twohill, Nadine Buchanan, and Barbara Kane represented the Dominican Sisters of Peace at this meeting, the second such conducted by the Kasich administration during his eight years as Governor. Kasich held the first of these luncheons in 2016 to celebrate the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta.
Governor Kasich opened this year’s conversation with his personal concern that people are not hearing about compassion, mercy, and justice in their churches, and are not bringing Jesus’ message of inclusion out to the world.
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Join people who care about Earth for “Journey to the Heart: Falling in Love with Earth” at Sinsinawa Mound Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This program is more a retreat than a presentation. It is based on the premise that we will not save what we do not love, and that we do not love what we do not know. It includes reflective prayer, contemplative spaces, reflective input, experiential activities and interaction among participants. The focus is on experiencing ourselves as Earth and with Earth in the encompassing embrace of God. Bringing in a myriad of theological and spiritual voices, including our inner voice, the retreat guides us to come to our heart, Earth’s heart, God’s heart and fall in love. This retreat is sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominicans and the Eco-justice Committee of the Dominican Alliance. The registration deadline is Sept. 16, and the fee is $20. To download a registration form, go to www.sinsinawa.org and click on “News and Events.” For more information, email email@example.com. 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.