Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis is seeking students for its Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program. Since its inception in 1993 as the only Catholic doctoral program in preaching, the program has remained unique. Our hybrid style of learning enables students to maintain their full-time ministry commitments. Students engage in online study and dialogue throughout the semester with a mid-course, on-campus intensive seminar held locally in St. Louis.
Students and Volunteers
On Friday, January 10, a beautiful celebration of Three Kings Day took place at the OPening Word Program in Wyandanch, NY. The OPening Word program is a literacy program which teaches English and job readiness to immigrant women on Long Island, a population which is often underserved. It is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville.
That day, the women participated in song and storytelling of the birth of Jesus and the arrival of the Magi. They were accompanied by Elaine Jahrsdoerfer, OP on the piano. In addition, several students related how Christmas is celebrated in their countries of origin.
Dominican Sisters of Peace: ‘School Visit an Education for Sisters and St. Mary’s Dominican High School’
New Orleans, LA – Zimbabwe and Zambia are two neighboring states in South Africa. Despite the distance of more than 400 miles between them, two Dominican sisters are connected through their work in education. Both Sisters are members of the Dominican Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and are sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace as they earn advanced degrees in Education at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH.
Next January, Sr. Hilda Chanyau, O.P. will become principal at Emerald School for the Deaf in Harare, Zimbabwe. In that role she will be responsible for supervising staff, building relationships with students, monitoring the school, enforcing disciplinary codes, and performing administrative duties.
Sr. Florence Kapongolo, O.P. has similar responsibilities as principal at Trinity Girls’ Secondary School, formerly Kabunda Girls. The school is located in a district called Mansa, one of the rural provinces of Zambia.
By Fr. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P., College Chaplain, Providence College
Each year after the end of the spring semester, Providence College Campus Ministry sponsors two international service trips to Jamaica and Guatemala. The group that travels to Jamaica works with Mustard Seed Communities and mainly serves those who suffer from mental and physical handicaps. The group that travels to Guatemala works with Mision San Lucas and serves in a number of ways in the local community, especially through aiding the local workers with manual labor.
This past summer, I was able to accompany the group to Guatemala, and it was a beautiful experience. Many of our students experienced a foreign culture for the first time. We were able to spend time speaking and getting to know the people of the area while we served alongside of them. We heard their stories and how the different parts of the mission have helped them and their families. While excavating for a foundation of a house, helping to build the beginnings of a foundation of another house, or moving dirt, rocks, and boulders, we were able to join them in their experiences and begin to see how God’s providence has played out in their lives especially through the assistance of the mission.
Siena Retreat Center, a non-profit retreat and spirituality center in southeastern Wisconsin, is inviting applicants for the full-time position of Arrangements Coordinator. Successful applicants have significant experience in a service setting, accurately managing a complex set of details in a friendly, respectful, and competent manner. Please send a resume and a full-page cover letter introducing your qualifications as a candidate to: HR Recruiter – Arrangements Coordinator, 5635 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402. Email submissions preferred to: email@example.com. Applications are due by Monday, December 2, 2019. Siena Retreat Center is a ministry of the Racine Dominican Sisters. Please visit www.SienaRetreatCenter.org for more information.