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Called to be Holy

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Associate Co-Director Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

Great is Your Holiness, O God, (repeat)
Great is Your Holiness,
Gracious in Righteousness,
Great is Your Holiness,
and we bow to You.

Form us in holiness and truth,
Teach us to live in holy peace.
Sharing Your Godliness,
You fill our emptiness.
Great is Your Holiness,
and we worship You. Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog

Wondering What Love is About?

Blog by Associate Mary Ellen George, OPA
Blog by Associate Mary Ellen George, OPA

In First Corinthians, you can find many passages about love. Most commonly known to many is the passage, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” in 1 Corinthians 13:7. I invite you to take a moment with me to think about what each of these proclamations might call forth from us as we reflect on what love entails.

Love Bears All Things

By bearing or sharing each other’s concerns within our hearts, we open ourselves to being God’s instrument of hope and peace to a hurting world. We enter into a space of being with and being in solidarity with another, where oftentimes we are the ones who are transformed. Compassion and empathy can be borne from honoring the trust placed in us to share another person’s concerns. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling??, News

When Black Women were Better than White Men

Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

Honoring Black History Month

I saw the film Hidden Figures recently. You should go see it too.

The film tells a story about Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), who were only a few of the many African-American women who worked at NASA’s space program, making possible the first orbital flight of John Glenn.

It is also a story about how personal humiliation perpetrated by NASA engineers draws out the resilience of the three women – and their resilience leads to a breakthrough by the engineers. Katherine, Dorothy and Mary were employed to do the computations needed for space flight before computers had names like IBM. In fact, they were called “computers.” Continue reading →

Posted in News, Wednesday's Word

Dominican’s Lion King Food Drive Collects 20,228 Cans of Food

dhs-food-drive-dsc_007719,378 Pounds of Food Collected for Local Food Bank

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Lion King efforts at St. Mary’s Dominican High School‘s annual canned food drive roared to a total collection of 20,228 cans of food during their annual one-week food drive. The total equates to 19,378 pounds of food which Second Harvest Food Bank says will provide more than 16,000 meals for families in need across south Louisiana. Dominican’s food donation will help feed victims of the recent tornadoes that struck New Orleans East, in addition to Second Harvest’s network of agencies across the 23 parishes of south Louisiana. Continue reading →

Posted in News

What is Truth?

Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt
Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

How do we decipher “Truth”?

Following in the footsteps of St. Dominic, our charism is to preach truth, but truth seems hard to distinguish and find lately. Does truth come from what we see on social media, or in the news, or from the mouths of politicians? How do we distinguish what is true, just, and holy while responding to the needs of our society and the world? Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog