Honors and Awards
This year was the 20th Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference on June 25-30, 2018! This event gathers students and mentors from around the nation to learn about the Order of Preachers and the Dominican spirit! It’s our way of carrying on the charism! The event was held in Michigan this year…with 80 students from 19 high schools around the nation attending, including St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point, NY.
On Friday, June 22nd, the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell opened their Assembly by honoring Sister Patricia Hogan, OP, with the 2018 Dominican Sisters Peace Award. This award, established in 1995 by the congregation’s Commission on Global Issues, is intended to honor an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to justice and peace.
Submitted by Jessica Mackinnon (Dominican University Director of Public Information)
River Forest, IL – Dominican University President Donna M. Carroll was presented with the inaugural Cornerstones Award from the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, the founders of the university, during a ceremony at the Mound on Monday, May 14. Carroll was honored for modeling the hope, courage, vision and faith embodied by the first four professed members of the Sinsinawa Dominican congregation—Sister Clara Conway, Sister Josephine Cahill, Sister Ignatia Fitzpatrick and Sister Rachel Conway—which was founded by Father Samuel Mazzuchelli in the mid-19th century in southeastern Wisconsin.
The London Independent Film Awards awarded Best Documentary for April 2018 to a feature documentary, South Texas Gentle Men of Steel—Los Padres, written, produced and directed by Southern Dominican friar, Armando P. Ibáñez, O.P.
“London Independent Film Awards is a monthly competition with annual screenings, recognizing and awarding the work of independent filmmakers worldwide,” states a description posted on Filmfreeway.com. “A selection of best films will be shortlisted to compete in our Grand jury competition and screened at our annual festival held on Sat 30th March 2019 at The Roxy Bar & Screen, London.”