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Meet a Jubilarian

Sr. Denise Bourgeois, OP - 75 years

Sr. Denise has truly lived a life of service and continues to do so to this day. She has ministered to God’s people for many years through education. She was a math and religion teacher at St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans for almost 60 years. But she wasn’t done when that assignment ended– she went on to receive her PhD in Math and became a Professor of Math at both St. Mary’s Dominican College and Ohio Dominican College. Today, if you find yourself searching for her –you will discover she is still serving God’s people by making beautiful quilts for a nearby women’s shelter in Columbus.

 

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Where do we find joy?

The Dominican Sisters of Peace find joy in our daily walk with God and with our community, in the work we do for God’s people, and in the companions who share their time and talents with our ministries.

  • Being Peace

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.

    Christ’s words in the Gospel of John inspired our name… and inspire our daily lives, as we live in peace and speak with peace in every encounter.

    Be a part of our mission to make the world a more peace-filled place.

    How We Became Peace

    Our Commitments

  • What We Do:

    We are committed to ministries of spirituality, education, ecology, economic and social justice, and more.

    Through our founded ministries and our work in churches, communities, and schools, we strive to bring peace to the world.

    Our Domestic Ministries

    Our Overseas Ministries

  • Our Dominican Associates

    Dominican Associates are lay people who work and walk with the Dominican Sisters of Peace in their lives of prayer, study and ministry to God’s people.

    Anyone with a heart for peace can become a Dominican Associate… learn how!

    What is a Dominican Associate?

Who are the Dominicans?

The Order of Preachers, abbreviated OP, is also known as the Dominicans, after our founder, St. Dominic. The Dominicans were the first itinerant order, leaving the monastery to preach the truth of the gospel and Christ’s love.

The first Dominican institution was a convent in the French city of Prouille. The order was founded in 1215 in Toulouse, France.

The first Dominican women religious in America were our foremothers, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, founded in 1822 in Kentucky.  

Click here to find a North American Dominican Congregation.

Our Ministries

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Do You Hear Your Call?

Are you looking for something more?

We can help you recognize God’s call in your life.

We all start at a different place in the journey,  but we’ve all been where you are today.

We are committed to sharing the knowledge and resources to help you find your way.  Let’s walk together.

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Learn More about the work of the Dominican Sisters of Peace

We are grateful to Suzanne Wong for her image of Signadou. Signadou (from the French, meaning ‘sign of God’) is the site in Fanjeaux, Southern France, where St Dominic’s vision for the Dominican Order began to unfold. We are blessed by Suzanne’s preaching. 

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