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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
July 23, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The second in a series of educational forums on resilient communities is being offered by Adrian Dominican Sisters from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Titled “Resiliency in our Midst,” the program includes presentations by Adrian Dominican Sisters Judy Byron, OP, Maurine Barzantni, OP, and Janet Stankowski, OP, on their experiences in serving in resilient communities.
“We realize that as women you need to get together with other women of the Church to be fed spiritually as individuals, to be updated theologically for your work, and perhaps most of all to have an opportunity for expressing your own insights into the relationship we all share with our God.”
Thus, we hope you will give serious consideration to attending this year’s inaugural conference led by Sister Kathleen McManus, OP, who was a student at Aquinas from 1987-89. She now teaches systematic theology at the University of Portland.
The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) 2018 Summer gathering will be from July 25-28 at the Weber Center in Adrian, Michigan. Please click here for the registration form.
Please join the St. Catherine of Siena Center at Dominican University for the annual St. Catherine of Siena Lecture – this year with John Allen, Jr. speaking on “Creating a Culture of Mercy – Pope Francis as a Merciful Leader.“ This lecture will explore how Pope Francis’ unique leadership style and tone have inspired both Catholics and non-Catholics to consider the virtue of mercy in new ways. John Allen, Jr. is a journalist and current editor of the Catholic-oriented news website, Crux, and senior Vatican analyst for CNN. The event will take place on the main campus/Fine Arts Building, in the Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305 at 4pm on Sunday, April 22, 2018. For more information and tickets, please contact 708-488-5000 or by following this link: http://events.dom.edu/st-catherine-of-siena-lecture